These are our public lands. This is a network of people and groups seeking to protect and restore Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area to a natural state. And other beautiful places around the Bay Area. Join us!
Conserve, Restore, Rewild
POINT REYES IN PERIL:
A Panel Discussion
Join us every Wednesday for webinars to educate you about the General management Plan amendment issues, see below for details.
The science and natural history of this rare native plant community is little-known. We will show you photos and detail our efforts to conserve this habitat which used to clothe so much of the California coast.
Point Reyes is a wildlife watcher's paradise, and we like to call it the Yellowstone of the Pacific Coast. We regularly find and photograph bobcats, badgers, coyotes, elephant seals, whales, a wide diversity of birds.
This one of the best places to view tule elk in their native habitat, giving a glimpse of what California was like hundreds of years ago.
These parklands are also a place to watch rare coho salmon spawning in the cold clear streams among redwoods.
Resource damage to native coastal prairies, water quality, and to the tule elk and other wildlife are happening now. We need to tell the National Park managers how best to conserve and restore our park.
The public comment period on the draft Environmental Impact Statement/General Management Plan amendment is concluded. We are awaiting the final Environmental Impact Statement.
You can get involved by joining in local actions, attending meetings and going to events events. Get educated and restore the shore!
We are waiting for the final Environmental Impact Statement from the National Park Service on how it proposes to manage Point Reyes National Seashore and northern Golden Gate National Recreation Area. We expect the release in June 2020. Stay tuned for news. There will be no more public comment periods. After a 30-day waiting period, the Record of Decision will be signed by the regional director of the National Park Service. This will be the final approval of the park service's preferred alternative which we predict will allow for increased and "diversified" ranching on these public lands.
What can you do? See For Elk.org
POINT REYES: A WILDERNESS IN PERIL
‘A New Vision for the Coast’
Webinar & Discussion
Weds. July 29th at 6:00pm
“The Marin ranch wars are underway over the seashore’s general management plan. Whoever loses will sue the other side, and so it will go on for many years. Yet if we look at the dairy and cattle sectors’ prospects and take a long view of coastal protection in the 21st century, we may be able to get beyond the issue entirely. The agricultural economy is changing, as are public preferences.” (R. Johnston)
Hear more from Robert Johnston, retired professor of Land Use Planning at University of California, Davis.
Also present will be William P. Mott of AgLand Investment addressing alternatives to large scale dairy and ranching in Point Reyes National Seashore.
Join these visionaries along with a team of local activists, conservationists, biologists, and film-makers in this discussion on the fate of our backyard paradise and learn more about how it’s being threatened by pollution, habitat loss and giveaways to private industry.
Questions & comments welcomed.
Read R. Johnston's full OpEd at:
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Restore the Shore!
Our vision is to restore Point Reyes National Seashore back to native plant communities, abundant wildlife, and recreational trails. You can help!
<Western dog violet (Viola adunca) at Point Reyes.