GMPA Public Comment Period Closes

On November 30th, the Point Reyes National Seashore’s public comment period closed.

The GMPA must advance the protection, restoration, and preservation of park resources using ranch leases that ensure that multi-generational, environmentally sustainable ranching is complementary to the natural resources and visitor experiences within the park. 

EAC organized our letter under three primary headings that guide our participation in this process: 1) Protection and Preservation of Natural Resources, 2) Restoration of Degraded Habitats, and 3) Public Access.

Time to Submit GMPA Public Comments

On October 31st the Point Reyes National Seashore announced their public process to update their General Management Plan Amendment (GMPA). This process will provide management guidance for 28,000 acres of the Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) that are currently leased for private cattle and dairy operations.

Public comments are due November 30th. The public can submit their comments through the online National Park Service Planning portal, mail comments postmarked by November 30th, or walk them into the administrative offices at the Seashore.

GMPA Comment Period Results and Habitat Restoration Allowable Uses

In October 2017, we activated our membership and community members to submit comments on the Seashore's 37-day public comment period on six conceptual alternatives. Today, we have some updates on the results of the comment period, next steps, and a review of the November 6, 2017 Seashore letter to the Marin Resource Conservation District concerning Carbon Farm Planning.