About Point Reyes National Seashore Association

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About Point Reyes National Seashore Association

Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) is a cooperating association of the National Park Service. We work in partnership with Point Reyes National Seashore and the public to preserve, restore and maintain wildlife habitat, trails, and historic sites in our beautiful coastal park. Our year-round environmental education programs help children and adults deepen their understanding of nature and inspire the next generation of park stewards.

Mission

We partner with the National Park Service to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Point Reyes National Seashore for present and future generations.

Vision

As a national leader in coastal conservation and environmental education, we transform park visitors into park stewards.

Organizational Values

Collaboration: Our accomplishments are greater when we work together with our National Park Service partners and the community of people who care about the Park.

Impact: We strive to achieve tangible impacts that support and extend our mission to preserve and share the Park.

Inclusion: Passionate about ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do, we welcome everyone to the Park and to join us in our mission.

Innovation: We explore and embrace innovative and sustainable approaches to meeting our goals.

Resilience: We aspire to support human, ecological, economic, and organizational resilience in the face of environmental and social challenges.

Thanks to the support of our members and volunteers we:

  • Improve park trails and open space
  • Engage nearly more than 6,000  youth and adults annually through our environmental education programs
  • Bring 2,200 underserved youth to the park annually with the help of scholarships and free programming funded by individuals and foundations
  • Promote scientific research
  • Restore native habitats and protect threatened and endangered species
  • Acquire new parcels of land for the National Seashore

Our History



A century ago the National Park Service was created by citizens who believed there are unique places of beauty, wilderness, and history in the United States that belong to all and deserve to be preserved and enjoyed forever. Point Reyes National Seashore is one of these places. Full of majestic scenery and bountiful history, Point Reyes National Seashore is located less than 30 miles north of San Francisco, and encompasses 100 square miles of coastal wilderness providing habitat for an astounding diversity of flora and fauna. As the only federally protected seashore on the west coast, Point Reyes National Seashore includes 80 miles of undeveloped shoreline, historic ranches still in operation and more than 150 miles of trails that offer access to beaches, wetlands, forests, meadows and historic landmarks. Rescued from development by forward-thinking individuals, the Point Reyes peninsula was incorporated into the National Park System in 1962.

In 1964 the Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) was formed to help the National Park Service preserve and enhance the Seashore’s extraordinary natural, cultural and recreational resources. PRNSA is a cooperating association, which means we are the park's primary nonprofit partner. We raise funds to support critical resource preservation projects and offer year-round environmental education programs that engage the public in accessing, enjoying and understanding Point Reyes National Seashore. Since our founding, PRNSA has raised millions of dollars to support park projects and environmental education programs that enhance the visitor experience, protect the park’s resources, improve wildlife habitat and make a profound difference in the lives of children and adults.

Explore, Discover & Support Point Reyes National Seashore

Directions to our offices at the Morgan Horse Ranch Office at Bear Valley.