Final Environmental Impact Statement with Preferred Alternative for Dog Management at GGNRA

Jim Milestone with his dog Hannah
Superintendent Jim Milestone with his dog, Hanna

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Message From the Superintendent

Welcome to Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the most dog-friendly park in the National Park Service.

We are entering the final planning stages in the development of a Dog Management Plan and Final Rule for Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).

The release of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is an important step in that process. The FEIS analyzes alternative approaches to dog management and recommends a Preferred Alternative.

The goals of the Dog Management Plan include balancing recreation and preservation at GGNRA, increasing visitor safety by providing space for all types of recreational users, and protecting park resources for future generations.

We will proudly remain the most dog-friendly park in the National Park Service and the only one to offer off-leash dog recreation.

This website will answer some frequently asked questions about the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Preferred Alternative. I encourage you to access the full FEIS at the link below.

Well-managed dog walking is a healthy and popular way to enjoy our park lands, and we look forward to seeing you at GGNRA soon.

- Jim Milestone, Acting General Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Frequently Asked Questions & Maps

Timeline and Administrative Record of the dog management planning process

Access the Final Environmental Impact Statement

[links to the National Park Service's Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) site]

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