Your overwhelming support, over two dozen news articles, countless blog posts, social networking and over 6,500 comments shows how much interest and opposition there is to GGNRA's plans to limit public access to our tax-supported lands.
Thank you for your participation.
Please check in often for updates as we move forward with more activities to convince the President, Congress, state and local governments, Dept of Interior, Nat'l Parks Service and GGNRA that this is a really bad idea.
SFDOG has done a great job of laying out the landscape of the new GGNRA Supplemental DMP. Below takes it from the beginning in 2011. There is extensive information and sample messaging on their website for you to review and will help you craft a meaningful comment that must be addressed accordingly by GGNRA officials. You can find the full complement of information here at SFDOG. Please pay attention to each of the links in the left column.
These other major dog groups have also provided excellent analysis and information.
Courtesy of SFDOG.org (links and certain information updated for 2013)
Draft Environmental Impact Statement For a Dog Management Plan in the GGNRA
On January 14, 2011, the GGNRA released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a new Dog Management Plan. The 2,400-page DEIS looked at impacts of five alternatives for a dog management plan at 21 sites, and selected a sixth as a Preferred Alternative. The Preferred Alternative will severely restrict access for people who want to recreate with their dogs off-leash compared to where they are currently able to do so. [Click here to read the DEIS]
Read the Executive Summary and the summary of the Preferred Alternative, then read in more detail about the places in the GGNRA that you enjoy visiting. The 21 sites include: in Marin – Stinson Beach, Homestead Valley, Oakwood Valley/Alta Trail, Muir Beach, Rodeo Beach, Marin Headlands Trails, and Fort Baker; in San Francisco – Fort Baker, Fort Mason, Crissy Field, Fort Point, Baker Beach, Lands End, Sutro Heights, and Fort Funston; in San Mateo County – Mori Point, Milagra Ridge, Sweeney Ridge/Cattle Hill, Pedro Point. You will see the Preferred Alternative severely restricts off-leash access in all these places.
STAND UP FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG!
STAND UP FOR YOUR COMMUNITY!
March and Rally Against the GGNRA's Dog Plan
WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2013
WHERE: Crissy Field and Lower Fort Mason
March begins @11 am at the East Beach at Crissy Field
We will march one mile to Lower Fort Mason, along the Marina Green
Rally begins @Noon outside Building D, Lower Fort Mason
(the area where Greens Restaurant is; look for a building with a big "D" on the side)
Dogs and kids welcome!
Bring a sign to let everyone know you oppose the GGNRA's plan and support recreation in the GGNRA! Add a picture of you and your dog!
The GGNRA is having an Open House at Fort Mason on Saturday to show exhibits that will attempt to explain their proposed Dog Management Plan that will cut where you can walk with your dog at Fort Funston, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field, the Marin Headlands, and San Mateo County by 90%. This plan is part of a larger attack on all recreational use and access on GGNRA land, in direct violation of their founding principles and breaking their promises to preserve recreational uses when San Francisco gave their coastal lands to them.
Come and show the world you oppose this misguided plan.
Stand up for recreation in the GGNRA!
Stand up for you and your dog!
Stand up for your community!
If you want, you can go inside after the rally and tell the GGNRA what you think of their plan.
Speak now or forever hold your leash!