Comprehensive Management Plan for Lands under Agricultural Lease/Permits Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) is beginning the preparation of a Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan/Environmental Assessment (Ranch CMP) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The planning area includes approximately 28,000 acres of active beef cattle and dairy operations on NPS lands in Marin County administered by Point Reyes National Seashore under agricultural lease/special use permits (lease/permits).
Public scoping is the first step to involve the public in the NEPA process. Scoping includes holding meetings and providing opportunities for the public to comment so that their concerns are identified early and the analysis is focused on important issues. The NPS encourages comments on the draft purpose, need, and objectives and requests that the public identify topics and concerns that should be addressed in the Environmental Assessment (EA). Commenters are also encouraged to bring forward new information that the NPS may not be aware of that would be of use in preparing the EA.
Click on the "Open for Comment" link to left to view the scoping letter and submit your comments. Additional information will be posted in the "Documents" section as the planning process moves forward.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Outreach Coordinator Melanie Gunn at 415-464-5162. We appreciate your participation in this process.