Point Reyes National Seashore
With harbor seals descending on Point Reyes National Seashore on the California coast for pupping season, restrictions on public access to various parts of the seashore take effect Thursday and run through the end of June.
As Republicans in Congress are investigating alleged misconduct of the National Park Service in its handling of an oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore, California officials are pushing the company to explain its why it is out of compliance with its operating permit.
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When Mount Rainier National Park law enforcement Ranger Margaret Anderson was shot and killed on New Year's Day, she became the ninth ranger in the history of the National Park Service to be murdered in the line of duty, according to Park Service records.
Congress Wants National Academy of Sciences To Review Oyster Farm Studies At Point Reyes National Seashore
Showing little faith in the National Park Service's ability to conduct sound science at Point Reyes National Seashore, Congress has inserted language into an appropriations bill that calls for the National Academy of Sciences to evaluate the agency's science into the impacts of an oyster farm operating within the seashore.
Why are national parks so dang controversial?
New Study Says More Studies Are Needed To Determine Impact of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. At Point Reyes National Seashore
While an oyster company operating at Point Reyes National Seashore seems to be influencing the behavior of harbor seals there, more research is needed to determine a "cause and effect," a new report concludes.
House Oversight Committee Looking Into Point Reyes National Seashore's Handling Of Oyster Farm Future
Questionable actions the staff of Point Reyes National Seashore has taken towards the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. have drawn the attention of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which is launching an investigation into the fate of the oyster company.
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Since 2005, Kenny Lunny has worked hard to clean up not only after his oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore, but also after his predecessor's operation. So when he received word from the California Coastal Commission that it was concerned about "marine debris" from his company, he was surprised.
California Coastal Commission Questions Drakes Bay Oyster Co. On Trash In Point Reyes National Seashore
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A draft environmental impact statement examining an oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore contains four possible alternatives, three of which would allow the operation to continue for at least 10 years if the Interior secretary agrees.
Seen any heroes down at the beach lately? The folks at Oceana, a non-profit that works to protects oceans, are looking for some heros.
Interior Department Report Finds No Misconduct By Point Reyes National Seashore Staff In Review of Oyster Farm Impacts
National Park Service employees analyzing the impacts of an oyster farm on Point Reyes National Seashore "mishandled research," but did not engage in a criminal behavior or scientific misconduct, according to an Interior Department review of the matter.
A review of how Congress acted on wilderness legislation shows that the National Park System benefited quite nicely during the 111th session, but it could have fared better.
Catching a glimpse of migrating Pacific gray whales and watching Northern Elephant seals come ashore to breed at Point Reyes National Seashore will be made a bit easier for visitors beginning in January when the seashore's shuttle bus service resumes.