The elk have been here long before the diaries. Elk have been restored to the area of Point Reyes National Seashore. A healthy habitat along our coast is the best economic boost for the rural region. IF dairies are to remain within preserved public lands they must be able to operate with the surrounding natural environment, otherwise they do not belong there! In recent years Oyster farms within the park have been closed because they are unsustainable with the long term goals of a preserved public space. Intact ecosystems, including the majestic Elk, will sustain us all.