ORV Plan Comment Period Extended
On May 23, 2014, the NPS released a Environmental Impact Statement for its Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for a 60-day comment period, which was extended to September 4. The comment period will be extend an additional 15 days until September 19, 2014.
Two Young Horses Removed From Shackleford Banks Looking Toward a Bright Future
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005
Harkers Island, NC. Cape Lookout National Seashore Superintendent Bob Vogel announces that a seven month old filly and a nine month old filly were removed from Shackleford Banks in early March. Veterinarians provided mild sedatives and the youngsters were transported by boat to the mainland.
Foal and yearling removal is part of the management strategy that keeps the number of horses on Shackleford Banks between 110 and 130. The herd now numbers 115, with approximately seven foals expected in 2007. The two youngsters were chosen for removal because their family lines are well represented on the island.
Removed foals are available for adoption. For information and/or an adoption application contact Anita Kimball at (252) 241-5222 or, after 6:00 p.m., Joy Lawrence at (252) 728-7111. To make an appointment to see the horses, contact Anita Kimball.
The herd on Shackleford Banks is cooperatively managed by the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc., and Cape Lookout National Seashore.
Did You Know?
“Cool houses” made use of the sea breezes to keep perishable foods—like eggs and milk—cool so they would stay fresh longer. Cape Lookout National Seashore