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?
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.