Partial Closure on Horn Island
Small portion of Horn Island, Mississippi, closed to entry due to discovery of asbestos and possible other bio hazards. Click on more for map and press release. More »
Shorebirds Nesting Near Roads - 20 mph
Shorebirds are nesting near roads and cross the road regularly. Observe posted speed limits and be alert for tiny birds on the roads. Last year 155 birds were killed on park roads, help us reduce the mortality rate of these beautiful birds and go slow.
General Management Plan Meeting
Contact: Dan Brown, 850-934-2604
GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE TO HOLD ADDITIONAL PUBLIC MEETINGS ON DRAFT GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
GULF BREEZE, FL: Superintendent Dan Brown announced today that Gulf Islands National Seashore will hold two additional open house meetings to present the draft General Management Plan and to gather public input and comment. In addition, the comment period has been extended until December 9, 2011. Once finalized, the plan will provide long-term management guidance for the National Seashore. Two meetings will be held in November:
Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center William M. Colmer (Davis Bayou) Visitor Center
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway 3500 Park Road
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Thursday, November 10, 2011
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The additional meetings and time extension are the result of several questions and comments the park has received regarding the draft plan. This will allow the public another opportunity to ask questions about the plan and additional time to submit their written comments.
The draft plan and environmental impact statement has been available since September 9, 2011 and will be available for public review until December 9, 2011 at the visitor centers above or on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/GUIS. Comments may be submitted electronically at the website above, by email at GUIS_GMP@nps.gov, or by regular mail to: Superintendent, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Attn: GUIS GMP, 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32563, by Friday, December 9, 2011. Faxed comments and telephone messages will not be accepted.
For additional information on the draft General Management Plan, contact the Superintendent's office at
850-934-2604 or by email at GUIS_Superintendent@nps.gov.
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Did You Know?
In 1828, John Q. Adams designated the Naval Live Oaks Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore as the first United States tree farm. Live oak trees are known for their incredible density and resistance to disease. They provided durable wood for the construction of early naval vessels.