On September 6, 2013, the National Park Service issued an updated Draft Dog Management Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, which spells out rules for dog walkers using Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). Some of the most notable changes include new off-leash areas at Fort Funston and Fort Mason, but more restrictions in other GGNRA areas. The NPS has extended the SEIS public comment period until February 18, 2014. This had been a request of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Jackie Speier and numerous others.

To view the full plan, visit: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=303&projectID=11759&documentID=55416.

Watch the video below to learn about the current status of the plans and ways to continue advocating for a balanced approach to recreation in the GGNRA as of October, 2014.

Go to the Maps tab of the Resource Library to see maps that show on- and off-leash areas as they exist under the current plan and the GGNRA's Preferred Alternative for the future of those areas, as proposed in the January 2011 draft.

Eco-Dog also provides information about responsible dog guardianship, essential for protecting and preserving off-leash dog walking in beautiful natural areas, and a resource library with more detailed information about subjects related to dogs and dog guardians.

There was a public meeting at the San Francisco SPCA on February 8, 2011 to explain how the new rule could dramatically reduce your options for dog walking in the GGNRA, and what you can do to influence the outcome. View documents presented at the meeting by going to the Resource Library and clicking the EcoDog Docs tab. You can also watch video of the meeting below.

Eco-Dog.org Meeting held at the San Francisco SPCA February 8, 2011 from Martha Walters on Vimeo.