The annual migration of Pacific gray whales from waters around Alaska to those off of Mexico is getting underway, and one of the best places to view both the whales and northern elephant seals from the shore is Point Reyes National Seashore. A weekend shuttle bus system, which runs from December 28, 2013, until late March of 2014, helps solve problems with limited parking and crowded roads.
Point Reyes National Seashore
A Virginia politician wants the state to take back Shenandoah National Park, ranchers say there are too many elk at Point Reyes National Seashore, and plunging visitation at Rocky Mountain National Park is costly.
Despite the estimated loss of $76 million a day, the furlough of more than 20,000 federal and non-profit employees, and the ruination of countless vacations, 94 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives want to know how many rangers it takes to keep the World War II Memorial on the National Mall closed.October 9, 2013 Letter to Director Jarvis.pdf
A glance around the National Park System seems to show wine sales can benefit the parks, more and more user fees are being approved despite a five-year-old "moratorium" against them, and Point Reyes National Seashore has had a bumper crop of seals this year.
An oyster company battling to keep farming oysters in a wilderness area of Point Reyes National Seashore wants the entire 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear its case against the National Park Service.
9th U.S. Circuit Court Turns Down Oyster Company's Request For Preliminary Injunction Against National Park Service
An oyster company hoping to retain its lease at Point Reyes National Seashore was dealt another setback Tuesday when an appellate court refused to issue a preliminary injunction against the National Park Service.
Wonderment and joy unfold in the national parks come fall when the wild kingdom becomes more visible, literally voicing the call of the wild in parks such as Great Smoky Mountains or Rocky Mountain or winging overhead in any number of parks.
Oil And Water Don't Mix: How The Energy Industry Is Using Yosemite's Merced River And Point Reyes' Drakes Bay To Facilitate Public Land Exploitation
In the following commentary, Barbara Moristch raises questions into the forces behind efforts to see an oyster farm remain in business and to further open the Yosemite Valley to recreation.
Letters Show Environmental Action Committee Of West Marin Opposed Extension Of Oyster Farm Lease At Point Reyes
Letters from 2005 show that the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin opposed an extension beyond 2012 of the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. lease at Point Reyes National Seashore, contrary to claims made by the company's owner.EAC-Neubacher 1.doc EAC-Neubacher 2.doc EAC-Rep. Woolsey.doc
Deciphering recent congressional intent, not always an easy task, currently is at the center of an oyster company's bid that it should be allowed to remain within Point Reyes National Seashore waters, despite past congressional intent that those waters be designated wilderness.Docket No. 49-1_Reply Brief.pdf 1996.07.19 - PRNS Neubacher to banker, supports JOC.pdf 1996.11.22 - NPS (Neubacher) to Bank of Oakland supporting 'oyster palace'.pdf JOC 1972-2012 ROU.pdf Point Reyes National Seashore Wilderness Act.pdf Feds appeals court brief April 3 2013.pdf