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)
Economic Impacts StudiesIn 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.
Reports on public transportation to and within Point Reyes National Seashore
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