Garrett McAuliffe

Garrett McAuliffe is a freelance environmental reporter. This article was written as part of a master's project for UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

Decision Time at Lawson’s Landing


For nearly five decades, the campground at Lawson’s Landing has existed in a sort of legal limbo, never acquiring the necessary permits to make camping legitimate. Now, after a half-century of unauthorized expansion, the campground finally looks set to resolve its long-standing rift with the law. The California Coastal Commission meets July 13 in San Rafael to decide the campground’s future.