The National Park Service (NPS) has begun 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, on October 16, 2017, we initiated a 30-day comment period on a conceptual range of management alternatives. On November 15, 2017, the comment period was extended by one week. The public was invited and encouraged to share their observations, concerns, and ideas about the information presented in the GMP Amendment newsletter (English [1,479 KB PDF]/Spanish [2,303 KB PDF]) and Public Meeting Banners (12,739 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 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. The meetings were identical in format and were intended to gather public comments for use in shaping the plan. The meetings were held at the following locations:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
West Marin School Gym
Point Reyes Station, CA
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Bay Model Visitor Center
Comments could also be submitted online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/poregmpa or by mailing or hand delivering comments to:
GMP Amendment c/o Superintendent
Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
More opportunities for public comment will be available later during this planning process. Once we have refined the conceptual range of alternatives with public input and can analyze the potential impacts, we will begin the second phase of planning. At that time, we will publish a notice of intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) and initiate the formal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.
These lands host diverse natural and cultural resources, millions of visitors, layers of human history, and ongoing active agriculture. The interests and issues are broad and complex. We look forward to working with you to create a shared vision for the planning area.
GMP Amendment newsletter:
English (1,479 KB PDF)
Spanish (2,303 KB PDF)
The Spanish language version of the newsletter was translated by: Middlebury Institute Globe Multilingual Services volunteers Andrea Silvestre Baquero, Axelle Nelson, Beatriz Bustos Rincón, Jennifer Ivonne Loera Escalera, Veronica Palacios, Raúl C. d'Empaire. We are grateful for their excellent work.
Public Meeting Banners (12,739 KB PDF)