Draft: Dark Sky Map

What’s a Reserve?

“A Dark Sky Reserve is a land possessing the exceptional quality of starry nights that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, or cultural value. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) certifies areas as dark sky places. ”See a list of Dark Sky Reserves here and check out the only Dark Sky reserve in the US today: Central Idaho (U.S.)

A reserve is comprised of 2 areas, the “core” and the “periphery.”

“The core of the proposed IDSR must be a public or private land protected for scientific,
natural, educational, cultural, heritage and/or public enjoyment.”

“The proposed peripheral zone boundary must be singular, contiguous, and completely
enclose the core zone. It may take any shape and may follow logical or
natural geographic features.”

Proposed Dark Sky region for Point Reyes: