LAND: The 1,400-acre Rancho Baulines—over the years a dairy, a commune and the setting for countless community events—has sat empty or served as park service housing since the last tenant, Mary Tiscornia, was evicted in 2001. This summer Ms. Tescornia asked to revive ranching there, in part to stem the tide of thistle and other weeds, responding to a pubic scoping period for a new management plan at Point Reyes National Seashore. David Briggs