• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Final EIS of controversial management plan for Point Reyes NS confirms continuation of dairying

POINT REYES STATION, Calif. – The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP) Amendment addressing all lands currently under agricultural lease/permit within Point Reyes National Seashore and the north district of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The GMP Amendment evaluates the long term uses of more than 28,000 acres in coastal Marin County.

The EIS analyzes six alternatives from 20-year agricultural lease/permits with diversification and operational flexibility, to reduced ranching, no dairy ranching, and no ranching alternatives. This EIS also addresses long term tule elk management in the planning area.

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