San Mateo, CA - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo/Redwood City) will hold a public forum with the National Park Service and community stakeholders about the proposed Dog Management Plan for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on Thursday, January 30, 2014, 8:30-10 am at the Stern Grove (Trocadero) Clubhouse in San Francisco.

NPS released a draft Dog Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for public review in January 2011. The park service received over 4,500 comments and agreed to develop a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) which was recently released. The public comment period for the SEIS ends on February 18, 2014.

“Many of my constituents are unhappy with the supplemental EIS and have called my office to complain,” said Speier. “They expressed concern that there is not a single area in the GGNRA in San Mateo County that allows off-leash walking. I share that concern. This plan does not strike the right balance between environmental conservation and recreational use. Thursday’s forum will offer a venue for a meaningful discussion between park users and management.”

After the forum, GGNRA will hold a meeting accepting formally submitted comments. People unable to attend the meeting in person can submit comments on the NPS website.

    
Who:      
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Frank Dean, GGNRA Superintendent
Howard Levitt, NPS Director of Communications and Partnerships
Scott Wiener, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 8
Marlene Finley, Director of San Mateo County Parks Department
Phil Ginsburg, General Manager of San Francisco Recreation and Parks
Neal Desai, Field Director of National Parks Conservation Association
Mike Lynes, Golden Gate Audubon Society
Bob Planthold, Disability Access Advocate
Martha Walters, Crissy Field Dog Group

What:        
Public Forum on GGNRA Dog Management Plan

When:        
Thursday, January 30, 2014
8:30 – 10:00 am

Where:        
Stern Grove (Trocadero) Clubhouse
2750 19th Ave.
San Francisco
 

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