NPS Receives USFWS Biological Opinion on Final Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111 Ext. 148
Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that the National Park Service (NPS) has received the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Raleigh Field Office biological opinion on the final Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan (final plan/EIS) for Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The biological opinion is provided in accordance with section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and is the Fish & Wildlife Service's stated opinion as to whether or not the final plan/EIS will impact the continued existence of listed species.
The document is posted online at the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/documentsList.cfm?projectID=10641.
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.