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.
Horse Sense and Survival Walking Tours in 2014
Contact: Wouter Ketel, 252-728-2250 ext. 3014
HARKERS ISLAND, NC – Cape Lookout National Seashore announces that the first wild horse watching walking tour is scheduled for Thursday, June 12, 2014. Horse Sense and Survival trips are walking tours following the wild horses of Shackleford Banks.
The tours are led by Dr. Sue Stuska, Wildlife Biologist with the National Park Service specializing in wild horses at Cape Lookout National Seashore.Dr. Stuska's knowledge of the horses makes for an exciting and enlightening glimpse into the relationships, behavior, and daily lives of the wild horses.
Join Dr. Stuska for a half-day (4 hour) 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 walking shoes (to protect feet from cacti) that can get wet and muddy (and will stay on in the mud) are a must.Bring water, food, bug repellent, sunscreen, a sun hat, binoculars, and camera.
Additional tours are scheduled for the 2014; call or check online for the schedule.Spaces on the tours are limited and reservations are required.
For reservations, meeting places, ferry costs, and other information on the trips, call 252-728-2250, extension 3001 or visit the park website at http://go.nps.gov/1omk1h.
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