Point Reyes National Seashore
Announces Notice to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement
Point Reyes Station, CA (October 31, 2018): The Point Reyes National Seashore (Seashore) announced today that they are opening the public comment period for the much anticipated General Management Plan Amendment (GMPA). Public comments will be due by November 30, 2018. The public can find information on the Federal Register and NPS Planning website.
The GMPA is the appropriate and transparent process for a review of ranching and dairy operations within the Seashore. Within the Seashore, some ranches and dairies operations are progressive while others need to improve and build in new practices to improve environmental stewardship. Improvements are achieved through the a robust public planning process that includes, discussions, willingness to listen to different perspectives, and sharing information.
It is also important to note that the public needs reassurance that our public lands are being managed appropriately and that ranching and dairying operations are not harmful to the Seashore's natural resources and visitor experiences. We believe public confidence is achieved through the GMPA process.
I encourage you to sign up for the Seashore’s alerts on this topic and read through the public documents that have been made available as of today. You can count on EAC to be involved with this process and providing updates to our membership and community in the coming days and weeks.