An Environmental Assessment was released on April 26, 2004 for the Kehoe Dairy Freestall Barn Additions and New Manure Holding Pond within Point Reyes National Seashore. The purpose and need of the project is to: 1) expand the existing freestall barn to house additional cows in order to avoid degradation of the year-round pasture area by unsheltered cows in winter months, and also to improve overall dairy cow health and milk production; and 2) improve manure management in order to reduce risk of water quality impacts (sediment and nutrients from animal waste) to Kehoe Creek, and thereby also to improve the quality of aquatic habitat. The project features include construction of an addition to the freestall barn, a new freestanding calf barn east of the freestall barn, a new storage building, and a new manure holding pond. Other project features include improvements to the dairy’s stormwater management system, and restoration and revegetation of the year-round pasture area. This Environmental Assessment evaluates two alternatives, which include no action and the preferred action.
Letter of Public Notice - May 21, 2004 (8 KB PDF)
Draft Environmental Assessment - April 26, 2004 (5,170 KB PDF)
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