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USGS Publishes Open File Report on Management Recommendations

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Date: March 24, 2010
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111 ext. 148

The National Park Service (NPS) was notified today that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has published A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Information Related to the Biology and Management of Species of Special Concern at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina, 100 page report, by Jonathan B. Cohen and others.  The report is available on the USGS website at:  http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1262/

The previously released 2005 USGS management, monitoring, and protection protocols for threatened and endangered species and species of special concern at Cape Hatteras remain posted on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website (under the Interim Protected Species Management Strategy document list; document name starts with "2006 03Mar 02...") at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=358&projectId=13331&documentID=12970

For more information, contact Anne-Berry Wade, USGS Eastern Region Communications Chief, at (phone) 703-648-4483 or (email) abwade@usgs.gov.

Did You Know?

The Hatteras Island Weather Station is one of only three remaining weather stations in the country.

The U.S. Weather Bureau Station on Hatteras Island was built in 1901 and was one of 11 stations built around the country. It is one of only three remaining stations nationwide, and the only one in the nation restored to its 1901 condition. The station was reopened in 2007 to house a visitor center.