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General Management Plan - Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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Dear Park Friend:

We are pleased to present the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Muir Woods Monument for your review and comment (comment period opens on Sept. 9, 2011 and has been extended to December 9, 2011). This plan is intended to guide management of the park over the next 20 years. We invite you to review the draft and share your thoughts with us, and let us know how it addresses your aspirations for the future of the park.

Prepared over the last five years, the draft plan contains various ideas for future management of the park. Some of these came from the public and park partners, and other build upon earlier successes or from lessons learned by day-to-day management of the park since 1972 as directed by the 1980 General Management Plan. We employed a rigorous planning process to explore a range of alternatives and create the National Park Service's preferred alternative which encompasses what we believe are the best ideas. The preferred alternative is described in chapters four (for Alcatraz), five (for Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties) and six (for Muir Woods). We hope you will give those chapters special attention.

We invite you to take this opportunity to help shape the future of the park by sending us your comments. You can do that on this website, by selecting the "Open for Comment" link on the left, or at one of the open houses we will host in communities around the park. Your thoughtful comments are important to us and will make a difference as we finalize the plan in the coming year.

Thank you for your support and interest in this special place.

Frank Dean
General Superintendent

Contact Information
Information Line: (415)561-4965

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Attention: Draft GMP/EIS
Fort Mason, Buidling 201
San Francisco, California 94123