Two years of legal effort with partner organizations resulted in Resource Renewal Institute’s landmark settlement with the National Park Service at Point Reyes National Seashore. The litigation sought to protect the National Seashore from a special interest ranching plan that would bypass NPS management requirements, disregard public input, and threaten wildlife and natural resources. The settlement has put in motion a long overdue overhaul of the nearly 40-year old NPS Management Plan, which was drafted long before current scientific understanding of dairy farms’ impacts to water quality. The new plan requires an environmental review including a vitally important public comment period. The Rose Foundation grant supported organizing to ramp up the public outreach campaign in preparation for the final public comment and response period which began in July and lasted for 45 days.
Resource Renewal Institute
Restore Point Reyes Seashore
California Wildlands Rapid Response Fund, 2019
Primarily, Marin County and neighboring counties.