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Cape Cod National Seashore to Extend Public Scoping Period for Shorebird Management Planning

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Date: July 17, 2011
Contact: Shelley Hall, Chief Natural Resources Management, 508-957-0737

Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price announced that the deadline for scoping comments for shorebird management has been extended by one week to August 5, 2011.The public is invited to submit comments to inform the development of a comprehensive shorebird management plan/environmental assessment that will protect rare and threatened shorebirds while accommodating recreational use.

"Cape Cod National Seashore provides important nesting and staging habitat for these special birds", said Superintendent Price."Protection of these species is complex given the seashore's annual visitation, which exceeds four million people, coupled with land use changes occurring on Cape Cod. We have received several requests for additional time and want to allow for maximum participation by the interested public."

Written scoping comments may be submitted by mail to Superintendent Price, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Station Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667, or electronically at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/CACO, (Project title: Shorebird Management Planning).Comments will be accepted through August 5, 2011.For more information, contact Shelley Hall, Chief of Natural Resources, at (508) 957-0737.

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Cape Cod

In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.