Fort Raleigh NHS General Management Plan Public Comment Period
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111
Acting Superintendent Darrell Echols announced today the National Park Service is accepting public review and comments for sixty days through June 4, 2013 on the draft General Management Plan (GMP) for Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (FORA).
The development of a GMP for Fort Raleigh will lay a foundation for the long term direction of the National Historic Site.A GMP provides a vision for the future of a park and a practical framework for decision making.It represents the broadest level of planning conducted by the National Park Service and the intention is to provide guidance for making informed decisions about the future of the park, specific resource conditions and visitor experiences.Public involvement is a key component in the preparation of the GMP.
A public meeting for the draft Fort Raleigh National Historic Site General Management Plan will be held on April 30, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.The meeting will be an informal open house format in which attendees have an opportunity to learn about the plan and discuss it with park staff and members of the planning team.The meeting will be held at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, 100 Conservation Way, Manteo, NC27954.
If you would like to comment please visit: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=10965or written comments in hard copy (e.g. in a letter), can be sent by U.S. Postal Service or other mail delivery service or hand-delivered to:Barclay C. Trimble, Superintendent, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954.Written comments postmarked by June 4, 2013 will be accepted.The comment period ends June 4, 2013.
For information, please visit the park's websites at: http://www.nps.gov/fora/parkmgmt/index.htm or by calling 252-475-9000.
Did You Know?
Contrary to folklore, the potato and tobacco were never introduced as true discoveries by Sir Walter Raleigh or his explorers. These were introduced to England by Spanish traders in the 1580s.