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Point Reyes National Seashore

Interior Department's Proposal To Open Offshore Areas To Drilling Could Impact National Park System

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's announcement Thursday that the Trump administration intends to open up coastal areas to oil and gas leasing drew immediate condemnation from the National Parks and Conservation Association, which fears that could adversely impact national seashores and parks.

Shuttle System In Place At Point Reyes National Seashore For Elephant Seals, Migrating Whales

Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon says the 20th year of shuttle bus transportation will begin Saturday, December 30, and running through late March 2018 for visitors hoping to catch glimpses of migrating gray whales or elephant seals lounging on the beaches.

Impact Of Ranching On Point Reyes National Seashore Being Reviewed By National Park Service

A 30-day comment period has opened to provide the National Park Service with thoughts, ideas, and opinions on the question of dairy and beef ranching on Point Reyes National Seashore and a portion of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, as well as the future of Tule elk on the seashore.

Fall Wildlife In The National Park System: A Quick List

Most likely, you’re well aware that Yellowstone National Park is a great destination to see elk and bison in fall, and that Glacier National Park will reward you with mountain goat and bighorn sheep sightings. But where else can you head in the National Park System, preferably someplace without so many crowds?

Point Reyes National Seashore Must Review Impact, Consider Removal Of Ranchers

The National Park Service must consider a future that doesn’t include beef and dairy cattle ranching at Point Reyes National Seashore and will conduct a public environmental review of how the those operations, some of which date to the 1800s, impact the park’s California coastline under a settlement agreement filed Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Site Of Sir Francis Drake's Ship Grounding Honored At Point Reyes National Seashore

Nearly four decades before the settlement of Jamestown, Englishman Francis Drake navigated the Pacific Coast of California. In his attempt to return to England, he careened his ship and established a temporary encampment while repairs to the ship were made. The designation of the Drakes Bay Historic and Archeological District at Point Reyes National Seashore recognizes the historic and archeological evidence identifying Drakes Bay as the most likely site of Francis Drake’s California Landing in 1579, signifying one of the earliest instances of European contact and interaction with the native peoples on the west coast, the Coast Miwok Indians.

Anti-Ranching Groups Seek Injunction Against National Park Service At Point Reyes National Seashore

The Resource Renewal Institute, Center for Biological Diversity and Western Watersheds Project filed for a preliminary injunction in federal court Friday to block the National Park Service from pursuing a ranching expansion and elk-removal plan until the agency updates the park’s “general management plan” and assesses the environmental impacts of commercial dairy and cattle grazing at Point Reyes National Seashore in California.

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