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The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing a General Management Plan Amendment (GMP Amendment) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Point Reyes National Seashore and the north district of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The GMP Amendment/EIS will update management guidance for more than 28,000 acres of NPS lands, including all lands currently leased for ranching.


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Public Scoping

Please see our General Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping page for details on this phase of the planning process.


Initial Public Comments

Please see our General Management Plan Amendment Initial Public Comments page to read the correspondence received during the initial public comment period from October 16, 2017, to November 22, 2017.


Initial Public Comment Period

Please see our General Management Plan Amendment Initial Public Comment Period page for details on the first phase of this process.


Background Information

Please see our General Management Plan Amendment Background Information page for information relevant to this planning process.


News Releases

Please see our General Management Plan Amendment News Releases page for all news releases related to this plan.


Project Timeline

First phase: Begin GMP Amendment planning

  • 37-day public comment period & public meetings - October 16, 2017, through November 22, 2017
  • NPS refines concept range of alternatives and initial proposal: November 2017–October 2018
  • NPS gathers necessary information to meaningfully evaluate the impacts of concept alternatives: November 2017–October 2018

Second phase: Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the GMP Amendment

  • Notice of intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS, 30-day public comment period with public meetings: October 31–November 30, 2018
  • NPS develops a Draft EIS for GMP Amendment: Fall 2018–Summer 2019 (in progress)
  • Draft EIS released to the public for a minimum 45-day review & public comment & public meetings: anticipated Summer 2019
  • NPS develops Final EIS for GMP Amendment: Summer 2019–Winter 2019/2020
  • Final EIS released to public; minimum 30-day waiting period: anticipated Winter 2019/2020
  • GMP Amendment Record of Decision (ROD) signed by NPS Pacific West Regional Director: anticipated early 2020

Events in bold italics above are opportunities for public engagement.



Please see our General Management Plan Amendment Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have additional questions regarding the General Management Plan Amendment, please call Outreach Coordinator Melanie Gunn at 415-464-5162.

The Citizen's Guide to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a useful resource for those that are not familiar with NEPA or Council on Environmental Quality Regulations. This 45-page guide, published in December, 2007, describes the NEPA process and provides information on how citizens can get involved.

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Last updated: December 1, 2018

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