Every unit of the national park system will have a foundational document to provide basic guidance for planning and management decisions. A foundation document includes a brief description of the park and identifies a national park unit's purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, and the interpretive themes that tell its unique and significant story. A foundation document is not a decision-making document and does not include actions or management strategies; rather, it describes a shared understanding of what is most important about the park.
Consistent with NPS Management Policies 2006, NPS prepared a stand-alone foundation document for Point Reyes National Seashore that addresses the entire national seashore. Because the foundation document includes lands outside the planning area for the General Management Plan Amendment Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) currently underway, it was developed as a separate but parallel effort. The Draft EIS makes one reference to the foundation document and the park purpose statement on page 2 of the Draft EIS.
The draft foundation document for Point Reyes is available for public review; however, the foundation document is not a NEPA document. Comments about the Draft EIS should be submitted at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/poregmpa