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Meeting of Acadia National Park Advisory Commission September 2014

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Date: August 25, 2014
Contact: David Manski, 207-288-8701

The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet at the Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus in the Schoodic District of Acadia National Park at 1–3 pm on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.

Superintendent Sheridan Steele will provide updates about National Park Service drone policy, new staff hires, the park entrance pass fee program, concessions operations, Park Loop Road vista management, future strategic park planning, upcoming construction projects, and the Schoodic Woods project. In addition, there will be a discussion about the status of Commission members whose three year terms are expiring. The Schoodic Institute will provide a tour of the newly opened Rockefeller Hall Welcome Center and present a summary about programs and activities taking place on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus.

Congress created the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission in 1986 to consult with the National Park Service on matters relating to the management and development of the park, including, but not limited to, the acquisition of lands and interests in lands. The Commission is composed of 16 members with three members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, three members appointed by the Governor of Maine, and one member appointed by each of the following towns: Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Frenchboro, Gouldsboro, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Swans Island, Tremont, Trenton, and Winter Harbor. The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets three times per year.

For more information, please contact David Manski, Acting Deputy Superintendent at (207) 288-8701 or david_manski@nps.gov.

Did You Know?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.