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    Actions for helping protect Pt. Reyes Nat. Seashore

    Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) – Citizen Actions Guide
    THANK YOU for your actions to restore and protect Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) as a place intended and needed. Our best chance to defend nature in this national park is citizen action. Safeguard these public lands, fresh waters, and ocean coastline. Remove obsolete and dangerous commercial-level dairy and beef ranching, and its looming agri biz expansion. Raise awareness – urgently call, write, post, share, organize, donate, and create your OWN direct actions…do whatever YOU can to help. Protect wildlife and wildlands not ranching and agri biz – on OUR public lands!

    The Shame of Pt. Reyes – Skyler Thomas, White Shark Video

    The Betrayal of Point Reyes – Tony Sehgal, Silver Reaction Media


    Point Reyes Rewilding Network
    Western Watersheds Project
    The Shame of Pt. Reyes
    Restore Pt. Reyes Seashore
    Resource Renewal Institute

    U.S. Representative Jared Huffman: (415) 258-9657;
    U.S. Senator Kamala Harris: (202) 224-3553;
    U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein:(202) 224-3841; [email protected]

    U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources:
    Regional Director of NPS, Stanley Austin (415) 623-2100;
    [email protected]
    California Governor, Gavin Newsom: (800) 807-6755; [email protected]

    Complete Contact List, U.S. Federal/State Officials:

    It’s a powerful way to raise awareness, build community, and expand actions.
    See advocacy contacts, letter samples, and articles below for help.

    When calling, write up a brief script or have reference info handy beforehand. Call the local or national offices. If you are a constituent, say that. Have them listen to how we want our Point Reyes national park restored, protected, and managed for nature, not commercial ranching and more agri biz. Use some of these talking points, or other facts and data you find.

    TALKING / WRITING POINTSWhen emailing or writing a letter, strengthen your action by referring to some of these talking points, researching your own verifiable facts and data, or expressing personal experiences of the harmful land, water, and air degradation at PRNS.

    The National Park Service (NPS) recently said during its recent GMP Amendment environmental review majority that public opinion how the Seashore is protected and managed does not matter. We say that public opinion is VERY important because as taxpayers we are the owners of this land. The federal government weakens public participation across the board, gutting significant environmental laws, and becoming less transparent by the hour. We are pushing back, insisting our comments as voiced by the vast majority of management plan options respondents be fully considered and implemented. The NPS opined “this is not a vote,” while mandated by federal laws and regulations to take care of this public jewel on the Pacific Coast, and to conserve and protect native coastal prairies and wildlife in the Seashore. But NPS leadership and staff at Point Reyes are clearly not following either NPS or the Seashore‘s governing law. These are substantive, provable, factual omissions and commissions by the NPS. As demonstrated by the vast majority of over 7, 600 public comments, many see the NPS catering to a narrow for-profit group of a dozen or so private commercial-scale livestock operators who were paid millions of dollars by taxpayers decades ago to find alternative private ranchlands and exit the Seashore. These ranchers continue to flout the will of the people by staying on our parklands, and worsen already traumatized wildlands and wildlife. The NPS should respond and act affirmatively to all the individual comments demanding more nature, and removal of all ranching and agri biz.

    Personalize your letter about why you like Point Reyes National Seashore, and why you insist that OUR national park be protected from cattle ranching and agri biz! Ask why such an impactful local controversy with global climate implications isn’t being covered in the news!

    Refer to this recent San Francisco Chronical article by its Lead Science Reporter Peter Fimrite to encourage more press.
    “At Point Reyes, the contest is elk vs. agriculture. The people vote for the elk.”

    Here are just a few of the many articles addressing PRNS:
    At Point Reyes, The Contest Is Elk Vs. Agriculture. The People Vote For The Elk.

    San Francisco Chronicle – Peter Fimrite, April 15 2020

    Point Reyes Livestock Hinders Soil Carbon Banking

    Pt. Reyes Light – Laura Cunningham, December 4, 2019

    The Big Lie: Point Reyes National Seashore And Ranching

    Jim Coda, April 2019

    Point Reyes Ranchers Shouldn’t Be Favored Over Wildlife
    San Francisco Chronicle – Barbara J. Moritsch, November 2018

    New Point Reyes Management Plan Riles Up Environmentalists

    San Francisco Chronicle – Peter Fimrite, August 2018

    Thank You for caring about OURPoint Reyes National Seashore.
    Together, we MUST reach critical mass in
    Public awareness and direct actions to protect this National Park treasure!
    Last edited by Barry; 05-04-2020 at 12:40 PM.
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