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Contact: Melanie Gunn, 415-464-5131
Point Reyes Station – The National Park Service (NPS) has released the Public Comment Analysis Report for the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan/Environmental Assessment. The report presents analysis and summary of public comment, and includes more than 3,000 comment letters submitted during the 6 week comment period. The Public Comment Analysis Report, all correspondence received during the scoping period, and additional information on the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan can be found at the park web site: www.nps.gov/pore.
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the NPS is developing a Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan/Environmental Assessment (Ranch CMP) to establish a comprehensive framework for the management of existing ranch lands administered by Point Reyes National Seashore under agricultural lease/special use permits, with terms up to 20 years.
Point Reyes National Seashore held a 6 week public scoping period for the Ranch CMP from April 21, 2014, to June 2, 2014. During this time, two public scoping open house meetings were held in Marin County. The 3000 pieces of correspondence received include comments at the public meetings, as well as those submitted by postal mail and through the NPS's Planning, Environment, and Public Comment web site.
The Public Comment Analysis Report describes the public scoping process for the Ranch CMP and presents the analysis and summary of public comments received. This summary is used by the NPS—along with other relevant law, policy, planning documents, and scientific literature—to determine the scope of the plan. The NPS intends to hold public workshops on the Ranch CMP in late fall. A final document is expected in late 2015.