• Ocean waters of Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

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Park Planning

The National Park Service 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 a park.

For information on the park's current planning efforts, check the Cape Hatteras National Seashore project page on the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website.

Current park long-term planning efforts include:

Completed plans (in digital format) include:

1. Cape Hatteras National Seashore Foundations Statement

2. Cape Hatteras National Seashore Long-Range Interpretive Plan

3. Interim Protected Species Management Strategy (IPSMS)IPSMS Environmental Assessment (PDF 8.69MB)

Did You Know?

Various tern species resting along beach wetlands

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a Globally Important Bird Area, is a critical natural landform along the Atlantic Flyway - serving as a major resting and feeding grounds for migratory birds. More...