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.
Sense and Survival Horse Tours Begin
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005
Contact: (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3017
Harkers Island, NC-- Superintendent Russel J. Wilson announced that Cape Lookout National Seashore’s first wild horse tour of the 2008 season will be Friday, June 20th. Horse Sense and Survival is a walking tour following the wild Banker horses of Shackleford Banks.
The tours are led by Dr. Sue Stuska, a wildlife biologist specializing in horses with the National Park Service at Cape Lookout National Seashore. Dr. Stuska’s intimate knowledge of the horses makes for an exciting and enlightening glimpse into the relationships, family bonds, behavior, and daily life of these wild animals.
Join Dr. Stuska for a day-long walking trip to find horses and watch their behavior. Come prepared for a day in the sun and for walking through dunes in deep sand. Comfortable closed-toe (for cactus) walking shoes that can get wet and muddy (and will stay on in the mud) are a must. Bring water, lunch/snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, a sun hat, binoculars, and camera with a telephoto lens.
Other tours are scheduled for the 2008 season; July 15, September 6, and November 22. Spaces on the tours are limited and reservations are required. The only charge is the ferry fee. If you use your own boat, there is no charge.
Reservations are required. For reservations, meeting places, ferry costs, and other information on the trips, call 252-728-2250 ext. 3001
Did You Know?
Barrier islands, such as those of Cape Lookout National Seashore, are piles of sand. As storms come up from the ocean the beaches are constantly rearranged.