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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 and tule elk in those areas.

How is this website arranged? Below the sign up information, the next six sections are ordered by date from most recent to initial steps of the GMP Amendment. Further below is background information, news releases, and the project timeline. Scroll to the end of the page for frequently asked questions and a citizen's guide to environmental planning.

 

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Members of the public play an important role in the General Management Plan Amendment. Please sign-up to receive e-mail notifications and updates about the planning process.

 

NEW! Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Please see our Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan Amendment page to read the correspondence received during the 45-day public review and comment period, which was open from August 8, 2019, until September 23, 2019.

 

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Please see our Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan Amendment page for details on the 45-day public review and comment period, which was open from August 8, 2019, until September 23, 2019.

 

Public Scoping Comments

Please see our General Management Plan Amendment Public Scoping Comments page to read the correspondence received during the 30-day public comment period from October 31, 2018, to November 30, 2018.

 

Public Scoping

Please see our General Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping page for details on the 30-day public comment period from October 31, 2018, to November 30, 2018.

 

Initial Public Comments

Please see our General Management Plan Amendment Initial Public Comments page to read the correspondence received during the initial 37-day 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 initial 37-day public comment period from October 16, 2017, to November 22, 2017.

 

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: Fall 2017
  • NPS refines concept range of alternatives & initial proposal: Fall 2017–Fall 2018
  • NPS gathers information to evaluate the impacts of concept alternatives: Fall 2017–Fall 2018

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

  • Notice of intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS, 30-day public comment period and meetings: Fall 2018
  • NPS develops a Draft EIS for GMP Amendment: Fall 2018–Summer 2019
  • Draft EIS released for 45-day public review & comment period, including public meetings: Fall 2019
  • NPS develops Final EIS for GMP Amendment: anticipated Fall 2019–Spring 2020 (in progress)
  • Final EIS released to public, 30-day waiting period: anticipated late spring 2020
  • GMP Amendment Record of Decision (ROD) signed by NPS Pacific West Regional Director: anticipated in 2020 at least 30 days after the Final EIS

Events in bold above are opportunities for public engagement.

 

Questions

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 415-464-5131.

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: April 29, 2020

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