Agriculture in National Parklands

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 4/5/2016


The Board will hear a request for a discussion led by County Counsel Steven Woodside about litigation affecting agriculture in national parklands located in Marin County. A lawsuit was filed against the National Park Service on February 10, 2016, attempting to suspend the current ranch management planning process. The suit asserts that the process should be suspended until after the Point Reyes National Seashore General Management Plan is updated, and until any impacts agriculture may have on natural resources are addressed. Ranches and dairies located within the National Seashore provide significant contributions to Marin’s larger agricultural industry. The public discussion is intended to provide an opportunity to understand the scope of the litigation in the context of the countywide interest in agriculture.


The Board participated in the discussion and heard input from several public speakers. Not vote was taken.

Need more info? See the letter from Board President Steve Kinsey to his Board colleagues about agriculture in national parklands.

Contact: Liza Crosse, aide to Supervisor Kinsey

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