Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan

McClures Ranch with Chimney Rock in the background. © Sue Van Der Wal.
 

The National Park Service (NPS) was preparing a Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan/Environmental Assessment (Ranch CMP) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The planning area included approximately 28,000 acres of active beef cattle and dairy operations on NPS lands in Marin County administered by Point Reyes National Seashore under agricultural lease/special use permits (lease/permits).

 

NEW! - SETTLEMENT OF LITIGATION ON MANAGEMENT OF RANCHING

In July 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a multi-party settlement agreement in federal court that, if accepted by the court, resolves the litigation challenging Point Reyes National Seashore's General Management Plan and its management of ranching.

Press Release: National Park Service Announces Settlement of Litigation on Management of Ranching at Point Reyes National Seashore - July 2017
Settlement Agreement on Management of Ranching Frequently Asked Questions
Settlement Agreement and Order (4,799 KB PDF)

 

RANCH COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATES

Please see our Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan Updates page for details on what is currently happening with the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan.

 

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS PUBLIC COMMENTS

Please see our Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan Community Workshops Public Comments page to read the Public Comment Analysis Report, including all correspondence received during the public workshop comment period.

 

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

Please see Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan Community Workshops page for details on the public workshops held in November 2014.

 

PUBLIC SCOPING COMMENTS

Please see our Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan Public Scoping Comments page to read the Public Comment Analysis Report, including all correspondence received during the public scoping period.

 

INITIAL PUBLIC SCOPING

Please see our Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan Initial Public Scoping page for details on the public scoping phase of this NEPA process.

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Please see our Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan Background Information page for background information relevant to this NEPA process.

 

NEWS RELEASES

Please see our Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan News Releases page for all news releases related to this NEPA process.

 

PROJECT TIMELINE

  • Spring-Summer 2014: Public scoping
  • Fall 2014: Community workshops
  • 2015: Alternatives development
  • 2016: Release Environmental Assessment for public review and comment
 

QUESTIONS

If you have questions regarding the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan, 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: July 17, 2017

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