drakes bay Oyster company

3:57pm

Wed February 27, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

How do we define wilderness?

Drakes Estero
Casey Miner

If someone told you they wanted to open a commercial business in a national park, your answer might be obvious—Who wants a McDonalds when you’re out in nature? But it can be more complicated than that.

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5:44pm

Tue January 29, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

What will happen to Drakes Bay Oyster Company?

Drakes Estero
Credit ©Drakes bay oyster company

Drakes Bay Oyster Company, an oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore, is at the center of a nationwide debate over what it means to preserve wilderness. When the national seashore was created, the oyster farm got a 40 year lease to operate on the park land. That lease expired at the end of 2012, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar refused to renew it. 

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