• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

    National Seashore MD,VA

Park Planning

Assateague Island National Seashore prepares a variety of planning and environmental documents to help guide it in managing park resources. These documents can range from site-specific impact analyses on facility locations to broader park-wide plans for future use and management of the park.

 

Finding of No Significant Impact - Parking Area Removal and Relocation (PDF file, 2.2 MB)
The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Eastern Lands Highway Division, prepared an environmental assessment to evaluate alternatives for relocating two parking areas to more sustainable locations in response to damage from Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2013. The Bayside Picnic and South Ocean Beach parking areas are located in positions that are vulnerable to future storm events.

 

Long Range Transportation Plan (PDF file, 52kb)
The Northeast Region of the National Park Service is developing a Long Range Transportation Plan to identify future transportation needs and investment strategies for the region’s parks and their transportation interface with surrounding communities.

 

Alternative Transportation Study - Public Meeting, January 17, 2009 (PDF file, 13kb)
December 18, 2009 - Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore are working with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center to conduct an alternative transportation study. The study, which began in August and is estimated to last approximately one year, aims to objectively analyze different ways to address transportation problems - including beach access, traffic, and parking. The research study will be informed by ideas and comments from the public, as well as analysis of data and information about traffic, transportation, and other factors. A public meeting will be held on January 17, so that interested parties have a chance to communicate directly with the study team.

 

Alternative Transportation Study: Initial Public Meetings will be held October 16, 2008 (PDF file, 22kb)
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore are working with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center to begin an alternative transportation study. We need your help in gathering information.

 

Alternative Transportation Planning
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore are working with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center to begin an alternative transportation study. The study, which is estimated to take about one year to complete, aims to objectively analyze different ways to address transportation problems - including beach access, traffic, and parking.
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Long Range Interpretive Plan (PDF file, 986kb)
The Long Range Interpretive Plan is an effective and efficient interpretive plan that achieves management goals, provides appropriate services, and promotes appropriate audience experiences. While it considers past interpretive programming, it is primarily a forward-looking document that concentrates on actions needed to create or sustain a vigorous and effective interpretive program for the future.

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