This seashore, established in 1962, is the only national seashore on the West Coast. It features windswept beaches, coastal cliffs and headlands, marine terraces, coastal uplands, salt marshes, estuaries, and coniferous forests. Located on the Point Reyes Peninsula, 40 miles northwest of San Francisco, the park encompasses about 71,070 acres, stretched across more than 80 miles of undeveloped coastline. Within the park, 32,730 acres are designated wilderness or potential wilderness, constituting one of the most accessible wilderness areas in the country, and the only marine wilderness (Drakes Estero) on the West Coast south of Alaska. The park harbors an astonishingly rich array of wildlife species, some found nowhere else on Earth.
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Report Research Regarding Drakes Estero Wilderness Oyster mariculture in Drake’s Estero causes a number of environmental impacts.
Press Release National Parks Group Urge Secretary Salazar to Protect California's Only Marine Wilderness Area Statement by Neal Desai, Pacific Region Associate Director, National Parks Conservation Association
Report Center for State of the Parks: Point Reyes National Seashore Reassessment In 2002, the National Parks Conservation Association's Center for State of the Parks assessed the conditions of the natural and cultural resources within Point Reyes National Seashore.