Point Reyes National Seashore


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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Point Reyes National Seashore

(rā`ĭs), 71,068 acres (28,772 hectares), W Calif.; est. 1962. Included in the area are steep bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, lagoons, and esteros enclosed by sand dunes, rolling hills, and forests. On offshore rocks are bird rookeries and sea-lion herds. The San Andreas faultSan Andreas fault,
great fracture (see fault) of the earth's crust in California. It is the principal fault of an intricate network of faults extending more than 600 mi (965 km) from NW California to the Gulf of California.
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 passes through the park; there is a 15 to 20 ft (4.6–6.1 m) horizontal displacement of rock (a result of the 1906 earthquake). Sir Francis DrakeDrake, Sir Francis,
1540?–1596, English navigator and admiral, first Englishman to circumnavigate the world (1577–80). Early Career

He was born in Devonshire, the son of a yeoman, and was at an early age apprenticed to a ship captain.
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 probably stopped there (1579) to repair his ship, the Golden Hind, before crossing the Pacific Ocean. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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 (table).

Point Reyes National Seashore

Address:1 Bear Valley Rd
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:415-663-8522
Fax:415-663-8132
Web: www.nps.gov/pore/
Size: 71,068 acres.
Established: Authorized on September 13, 1962; established on October 20, 1972. Wilderness designated on October 18, 1976. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1988.
Location:22 miles north of San Francisco on CA 1 along the west coast of California. Travelers may approach the park from the winding, scenic CA 1, either northbound or southbound, or via Sir Francis Drake Blvd. or Point Reyes/Petaluma Rd.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, bicycle trail, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, kayaking, auto touring, bird-watching, wildlife viewing, ranger-guided programs.
Special Features:This peninsula near San Francisco is noted for its long beaches backed by tall cliffs, lagoons and esteros, forested ridges, and offshore bird and sea lion colonies. Nearly 20% of the state's flowering plant species are represented on the peninsula and more than 45% of the bird species in North America have been sighted here. Located inside the park, the Point Reyes Lighthouse is one of the best places along the California Coast from which to observe California Gray Whales on their annual migration from Alaska to Mexico.

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The primary objective of our study was to evaluate the extent to which amphibians occur and reproduce in coastal-dune drainages at Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California, where much of the coastal-dune ecosystem has been invaded by Iceplant and European Beachgrass.
From the National Research Council's Committee on Best Practices for Shellfish Mariculture and the Effects of Commercial Activities in Drakes Estero, Point Reyes National Seashore, California, this report clarifies the scientific issues involved in the shellfish mariculture activities of Drakes Estero, which lies within the Point Reyes National Seashore near San Francisco and contains a commercial shellfish mariculture operation.
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The Point Reyes National Seashore is considered a crown jewel of the National Park System.