Last month, three environmental groups asked a federal judge for a preliminary injunction restraining the Point Reyes National Seashore from issuing a ranch management plan or long-term ranch leases.

Now in response, the park service, ranchers and the county have defended those actions, describing the critical importance of the ranch plan and the perils—including deleterious . . .

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