Equestrian plan for comment

11/03/2011

A draft environmental analysis and plan for the improvement of four equestrian stables in Golden Gate National Recreational Area is now available for public review. The park currently manages three horse stables under permit at the Marin Headlands, Muir Beach and Tennessee Valley, as well as a fourth in the lower Tennessee Valley that houses park horse patrols. The environmental analysis examines four alternatives, which range in scale from no action to increased board capacity and the construction of a fifth stable. It asserts that the preferred alternative would be to keep the three stables not housing park patrol horses where they are, and consolidating the patrol units to the nearby Tennessee Valley stable. The public has 45 days to review and comment on the plan, which can be found at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/MESP. Reference copies are also available at libraries in Marin and San Mateo counties, as well as at San Francisco’s main branch. A public open house meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tamalpais High School, in Mill Valley.