What is WoofieLeaks?
WoofieLeaks was created to give the public access to National Park Service (NPS) documents pertaining to the development of the highly controversial and restrictive dog management plan for Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). These documents were obtained through a lawsuit Morrison & Foerster filed on behalf of Save Our Recreation, SFDOG, Marin County DOG, and Coastside DOG of San Mateo County against the National Park Service for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The National Park Service is planning to finalize the GGNRA dog management plan on January 10, 2017. Despite the overwhelming opposition of the public and Bay Area elected officials that repeatedly called for significant change and balance during three public comment periods, the plan has changed very little from draft-to-draft during the past five years.
Many of the documents on this site raise serious questions and concerns about the National Park Service’s record keeping practices, collaboration with external groups, and ability to conduct a fair planning process. Documents call into doubt the agency’s compliance with numerous laws.