Via the Point Reyes Light: "Bob McClure is closing his dairy operation in the Point Reyes National Seashore, putting an end to the largest and oldest dairy in the park and leaving the eight families who live on the land without housing or work.
The McClures have lived on the peninsula for four generations, longer than any ranching family on the point. But a number of factors—with drought at the top of the list—have pushed Mr. McClure to sell his herd of 650 cows and lay off his staff.
“I’m a dairy man to the core, but there’s another life out there—and I want to see it before I’m six feet under,” he told the Light this week."
The full article goes into the economics of ranching in the park and the displacement of his employees who live on the ranch. Buy a copy of the Point Reyes Light to read more.
Story by Braden Cartwright. Photo by David Briggs