• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Receives USFWS Biological Opinion on Final Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan

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Date: November 17, 2010
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?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

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.