The future of an oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore is still murky after a new report criticized the National Park Service's environmental review of the farm.
A National Research Council report Thursday said the park service lacked strong scientific data needed to determine the impact of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. on the environment, the Marin Independent-Journal reported.
Part of the National Academy of Sciences, the council is a congressionally chartered group that provides policy recommendations.
The oyster farm has been in the park for decades, but its lease expires Nov. 30.
Shelters for Pawnee fire evacuees
Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake St., Lower Lake, is the official shelter established for people evacuating from the Pawnee fire. It is equipped to handle animals.
The Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge, 15900 E. Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, is not authorized by the Office of Emergency Services but is also sheltering fire evacuees, mostly people in campers and RVs who want their animals with them.
There is an authorized Lake County animal services station in an open field at Highway 53 and Anderson Ridge Road in Lower Lake.