National Park Service Parameters and Scope of Negotiated Rulemaking Discussion Federal Panel Recommendation to the General Superintendent on Proposed Rulemaking for Pet Management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, November 7, 2002



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National Park Service

Parameters and Scope of Negotiated Rulemaking Discussion

Federal Panel Recommendation to the General Superintendent on Proposed Rulemaking for Pet Management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, November 7, 2002

The panel concludes that off-leash dog walking in GGNRA may be appropriate in selected locations where resource impacts can be adequately mitigated and public safety incidents and public use conflicts can be appropriately managed. The panel further recommends that the park pursue both rulemaking and comprehensive planning for pet management to address suitable locations and proper management strategies.”




  1. Areas not open for consideration for dogwalking

      • Alcatraz (public safety issues on island and contract ferry service, nesting bird colonies)

      • Fort Point historic structure and pier (fishing pier, cultural resources)

      • China Beach (designated swimming beach)

      • Lobos Creek (public drinking water supply)

      • Tennessee Valley (reduced disturbance for wildlife)

      • Muir Woods (highly sensitive natural resources sensitive to damage)

      • The beach at Stinson Beach (designated swimming beach)

      • Kirby Cove (campground and picnic area)

      • Phleger Estate (access through county parks which do not allow dogs)

      • Muir Beach Big Lagoon (protection of dune habitats, federally threatened steelhead trout, endangered coho salmon; protection from potential water quality problems)

      • Fort Baker Pier (safety issues associated with fishing, railing construction and steep drop off)

      • Rodeo Lagoon (federally endangered tidewater goby breeding habitat, California brown pelican, wide range of birds, protection from water quality problems)

      • Redwood Creek (protection of sensitive plant species in dune habitats, federally threatened steelhead trout, endangered coho salmon; safety issues due to water quality)

      • areas closed to visitor and pet access at Fort Funston (safety and endangered species habitat)

      • Trails in undeveloped areas (protection of wildlife, native plant species and threatened and endangered species habitat)

      • Travel off established trails as designated in Superintendent’s Compendium (endangered species, and sensitive habitat, erosion control and visitor use management)

      • Crissy Field Tidal Marsh and Wildlife Protection Area and fenced dune areas (sensitive plant species, birds and marine mammals in tidal marsh, shorebirds and snowy plovers – per 1996 Crissy Field Plan Environmental Assessment)


  1. Areas open for discussion of dogwalking




  1. Dogwalking on-leash (where allowed) or no dogs

  1. Trails at Mori Point (Red legged frog and SF Garter Snake habitat).

  2. Most trails at Sweeney Ridge (dogs not allowed on Notch Trail due to Mission Blue Butterfly).

  3. Trails at Milagra Ridge (Mission Blue Butterfly habitat)

  4. Sutro Heights Park (formal landscaped area, heavily used for weddings and other events)

  5. Alta Avenue Trail (safety issues associated with interactions with coyotes, adjacent Mission Blue Butterfly habitat).

  6. Fort Baker (no dogs on fishing pier and Chapel Trail; no dogs off designated trails and near Batteries Cavallo and Yates due to Mission Blue Butterfly habitat).

  7. Areas with threatened and endangered species only if it is demonstrated that adverse effects or impacts are minimal and could be mitigated.



  1. Dogwalking per voice control, on-leash or no dogs

  1. Ocean Beach (dogs required on-leash in plover area between Stairwell #21 and Sloat Blvd).

  2. Baker Beach (discussion of how to divide for variety of uses)

  3. Lands End Trail

  4. Crissy Field (excluding fenced areas, wetlands and W.L. Protection Area)

  5. Upper Fort Mason Great Meadow and Parade Ground

  6. Muir Beach (excluding Tidal Lagoon, Creek and wetland areas)

  7. Rodeo Beach (excluding Rodeo Lagoon, Creek and fenced areas)

  8. Homestead Valley

  9. Fort Funston (excluding closure areas and; seasonal closure 50-feet from base of cliffs where dogs are allowed on-leash)

  10. Trails at Oakwood Valley


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