Headlands Institute Campus Improvement and Expansion Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
National Park Service
Document Title
Headlands Institute Campus Improvement and Expansion Plan
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Present Land Use
Historic District
Document Description
NOTE: Review Per Lead This EA describes and analyzes 4 alternative-3 action alternatives and one no action alternative-for the improvement and expansion of the HI campus. The purpose of the project is to provide state-of-the-art on-site environmental education services that meet an increasing need and demand and to demonstrate the National Park Service's (NPS's) and the HI's core message of stewardship of natural and cultural resources. Improvement and expansion of HI is needed because the current campus facilities are inadequately sized and in less than optimal condition to accommodate increasing demand for high-quality environmental education in a national park setting. Action is also needed to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of HI's programs. The 3 action alternatives propose varying configuration for a renovated campus which would provide a teaching model of sustainable living and state-of-the-art learning facilities. Campus improvements proposed under all action alternatives include preservation and rehabilitation of historic resources; the provision of additional lab, classroom, dining and dorm spaces; restoration of an on-campus riparian corridor; increased teaching spaces connected to the surrounding environment; additional playing areas; improved campus circulation (pedestrian and vehicular) and parking; increased capacity for up to 350 students (a 75% increase from the current capacity of 200 students); and improved campus security and safety.

Contact Information

Carey Feierabend
Agency Name
National Park Service Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Bunker and Mitchell Rds
State Highways
Rodeo Lagoon/Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)
Development Types
Educational (Env. Ed Campus Improvement)
Local Actions
Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

Download CSV New Search Print