NPS COMMENTS TO USFWS AND TO COURT ARE AVAILABLE
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111
Superintendent Mike Murray announced that Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CAHA) has posted two recent letters on the National Park Service (NPS) Planning, Environment and Public Comment system (PEPC) website. The first letter provides the NPS comments to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife proposal to designate critical habitat for wintering piping plover at CAHA. The second is a letter from Superintendent Murray to George E. B. Holding, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, regarding the current status of off-road vehicle (ORV) management at CAHA. The latter letter is in response to the July 17, 2007 court order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Terrance W. Boyle. On August 1, 2007 an assistant U.S. attorney presented the letter to Judge Boyle during a court session.
Did You Know?
In the 1700s, Ocracoke Inlet was one of the busiest inlets in the East. It was one of the few navigable waterways for ships accessing inland ports such as Elizabeth City, Edenton or New Bern. It was here that Blackbeard the pirate found the inlet's heavy shipping traffic ripe for easy pickings.