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You may select "Document List" at the left of this screen to navigate to the Final GMP/EIS which has been divided into two volumes for ease of downloading.

Dear Park Friend,

We are pleased to announce the availability of our General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS). This plan is the culmination of several years of effort involving the thoughtful input and participation of thousands of individuals, dozens of public agencies, and numerous outside organizations and stakeholder groups. This plan replaces the 1980 general management plan which effectively guided the park for more than three decades.

The new plan identifies the preferred alternatives—Connecting People with the Parks for parkland in San Mateo, San Francisco, and Marin counties; and Focusing on National Treasures for Muir Woods and Alcatraz Island—as reshaped by public comments on the Draft GMP/EIS. The plan includes a summary of comments and the NPS responses to them. A limited number of CDs and printed documents will be available at GGNRA headquarters in Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco. Printed copies have been sent to the following libraries: San Mateo County—Main, San Francisco—Main, Marin County—Civic Center.

A Record of Decision (ROD) documenting the ultimate choice of the alternatives, mitigation measures, and decision rationale will be prepared for the Regional Director's signature. Following the required 30-day waiting period after the Notice of Availability for the Final GMP/EIS is published in the Federal Register (requested for April 25, 2014), the ROD may be signed. With the signing of the ROD, the plan can then be implemented.

If you would like to have a convenient summary edition of the plan mailed to you once the ROD has been signed, please contact the park at or (415) 561-4700.

Frank Dean
General Superintendent

Contact Information
Information Line: (415)561-4965

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Attention: Draft GMP/EIS
Fort Mason, Buidling 201
San Francisco, California 94123