General Management Plans

A General Management Plan is a strategic planning document that outlines the future management of a National Park Service site for the next 15 to 20 years. The plan will set the basic philosophy and broad guidance for management decisions that affect the park's resources and the visitor's experience.

General Management Plan Amendment

On October 16, 2017, the National Park Service (NPS) began the planning process for a General Management Plan Amendment (GMP Amendment) for Point Reyes National Seashore and the north district of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The GMP Amendment will update management guidance for more than 28,000 acres of NPS lands, including all lands currently leased for ranching.

As part of this process, the NPS initiated a 30-day comment period on a conceptual range of management alternatives. The public was invited and encouraged to share your observations, concerns, and ideas about the information presented in the GMP Amendment newsletter (1,479 KB PDF) to help us focus the GMP Amendment on significant issues in the planning area. The information obtained during this public comment period will be used to refine the conceptual range of alternatives, identify issues, and ensure that we have the information needed to move forward in the planning process. The comment period was extended an additional week and ended on November 22, 2017.

The NPS hosted two open house meetings during this comment period. The public was invited to attend these meetings to discuss their thoughts and ask NPS representatives any questions they may have.

Status of General Management Plan Update

The draft Point Reyes National Seashore General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) is under development. Studies on historic structures, park economics, transportation, cultural landscapes, and other topics are now being worked on. The GMP will provide management guidance for the Point Reyes National Seashore and the North District of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Once the draft document is released, and after public review and comment, a final revised GMP/EIS will be available. Public workshops regarding the draft document will be announced.

General Management Plan Newsletter - Summer 2008 (959 KB PDF)

Staff Report Summary of Comments from Concepts Newsletter Review - 2004 (47 KB PDF)

Concepts Newsletter Appendix 1: Summary of Public Comments at January 14, 2004 Meeting (130 KB PDF)

General Management Plan Update Concepts Newsletter - 2003 (984 KB PDF)

Regional Residents' Opinions on Management Issues at Point Reyes National Seashore - 2003 (294 KB PDF)

Staff Report Summary of General Scoping Process - 2000 (25 KB PDF)

General Management Plan for Point Reyes National Seashore - September 1980 (4,015 KB PDF)

General Management Plan / Environmental Assessment for Golden Gate National Recreation Area & Point Reyes National Seashore (22,165 KB PDF)

Economic Impacts Studies

In 2006, the National Park Service engaged Bay Area Economics to prepare a comprehensive analysis of the economic impacts of the 71,000-acre Point Reyes National Seashore and an additional 20,000 acres of lands administered by Point Reyes National Seashore on behalf of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Economic Impacts Study - Final Report, December 11, 2006 (959 KB PDF)

Reports on public transportation to and within Point Reyes National Seashore

Transit Access Study Final Report, by Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates - February 2009 (2,667 KB PDF)

Transit Access Study Technical Memo: 2008 Point Reyes Headlands Shuttle Passenger Survey Findings, by Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates - April 2008 (718 KB PDF)

Transit Analysis for Point Reyes National Seashore: A Report by Crane & Associates, Inc. - 2000 (972 KB PDF)

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Last updated: November 30, 2017

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