Final EIS and General Management Plan Amendment for Point Reyes National Seashore and North District Golden Gate National Recreation Area

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019089036
Lead Agency
National Park Service, United States (United States National Park Service)
Document Title
Final EIS and General Management Plan Amendment for Point Reyes National Seashore and North District Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Document Type
FIS - Final Environmental Statement
Received
Project Applicant
Point Reyes National Seashore
Present Land Use
Planning area encompasses 28,000 acres of National Park Service lands encompassing all of the lands under agricultural lease/permit conducted consistent with park enabling legislation.

Document Description
This environmental impact statement (EIS) for a general management plan amendment (GMP Amendment) for Point Reyes National Seashore and the north district of Golden Gate National Recreation Area was prepared for the National Park Service (NPS) to update management guidance for more than 28,000 acres of national park system lands, including all lands currently leased for beef and dairy ranching. The purpose of the EIS is to establish guidance for the preservation of natural and cultural resources and the management of infrastructure and visitor use in the planning area. In this context, the EIS will address the future management of leased ranchlands and tule elk in the planning area. This EIS presents six alternatives that address the preservation of natural and cultural resources, the management of infrastructure and visitor use, as well as the future management of lands currently leased for beef and dairy ranching and tule elk in the planning area. The EIS analyzes the beneficial and adverse impacts on the human environment (i.e., physical, natural, cultural, and socioeconomic resources) that would result from implementing any of the alternatives considered. NPS has identified alternative B as the preferred alternative in this EIS. Upon conclusion of the EIS and decision-making process, one of the alternatives, or a combination of alternative elements will be selected for implementation and will update guidance for preserving natural and cultural resources, managing infrastructure and visitor use, and, as appropriate, directing specific strategies for managing lease/permits and tule elk for lands in the planning area. The Notice of Availability for the draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2019, for a 45-day public comment period. A summary of and responses to substantive comments received on the draft EIS are provided in appendix P of this final EIS. Where needed, text was changed in this EIS to address public comments. No sooner than 30 days after the US Environmental Protection Agency publishes the Notice of Availability of this final EIS in the Federal Register, the National Park Service Regional Director for Interior Regions 8, 9, 10 and 12 will sign the Record of Decision that will document the alternative selected for implementation. For more information, visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/POREGMPA

Contact Information
Brannon Ketcham
National Park Service, Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone : (415) 464-5192
brannon_ketcham@nps.gov

Location

Cities
Point Reyes Station, West Marin
Counties
Marin
Regions
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
1 Bear Valley Road
Zip
94956
Total Acres
28,000
Parcel #
various
State Highways
California- State Route 1
Railways
NA
Airports
NA
Schools
NA
Waterways
Pacific Ocean, Tomales Bay, Drakes Bay, Lagunitas Creek, Olema Creek
Other Location Info
Planning area is approximately 28,000 acres of NPS lands within Point Reyes National Seashore and the north district Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Notice of Completion

Development Type
Other (Management Planning on NPS land incl. Agricultural Lease/Permits)
Local Action
Other Action General Management Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Department of Water Resources California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 California State Lands Commission Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights

Attachments

Final Document(s)
Point Reyes_North District Golden Gate NRA GMP and EIS Appendices_508 v21   PDF 50566 K Point Reyes_North District Golden Gate NRA GMP and EIS_508   PDF 2426 K

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