The Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council is the primary mechanism for public involvement on matters of park planning and management. The Council’s role is to advise park managers in the planning and operation of the park, doing so through public meetings, workshops, and other general public forums. Notwithstanding the Council’s role, the Partnership agency members also conduct public consultation independently on matters within their jurisdiction.
The National Park Service uses an online collaborative tool to aid conservation planning, environmental impact analysis, and informed decision-making. PEPC—Planning, Environment and Public Comment—is designed for:
To participate on line, go to http://parkplanning.nps.gov.
Did You Know?
Scientists have recently identified a beach-dwelling ground beetle at Boston Harbor Islands that has not been seen in North America for over 100 years. It is believed the beetle, Bembmidion nigropiceum, was brought to Boston from Europe in the 1800s via ship ballasts.