In 2013, the GGNRA released the Draft Dog Management Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for a 90-day public review and comment period. The SEIS followed a DEIS, released in January 2011 that generated 4,700 comment letters. The SEIS responded to the substantive public comments on the draft plan/EIS and included an analysis of dog management for Rancho Corral de Tierra, a site in San Mateo County that was added to the park in December 2011, after the development and release of the draft Plan/EIS.
As a result of the consideration of substantive comments made on the 2011 DEIS, the SEIS incorporated new data, considered additional research, made some changes to the impacts analysis, revised the management strategy to accentuate and expand monitoring and eliminate automatic triggers, evaluated fencing as a future management tool to manage dog walking impacts, adjusted the preferred alternative at several sites, and included site specific alternatives and analysis for Rancho Corral de Tierra.
The SEIS evaluated the impacts of six alternatives, including a Preferred Alternative, for dog management in 22 sites within the 18,500 acres that are owned and directly managed by Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The SEIS did not address lands within the park boundary managed by other agencies such as the Presidio Trust or Pt. Reyes National Seashore.
The preferred alternative included:
Last updated: August 21, 2016