Directs the Secretary to review and modify wildlife buffers in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area in North Carolina to: (1) ensure that they are of the shortest duration and cover the smallest area necessary to protect a species, and (2) designate pedestrian and vehicle corridors around areas of the National Seashore closed because of wildlife buffers to allow access to areas that are open.
Requires the Secretary to determine appropriate buffer protections for species not listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 but identified for protection under state law.
Instructs the Secretary to undertake a public process to consider the following changes to the final rule:
Requires the Secretary to construct new vehicle access points and roads at the National Seashore expeditiously and in accordance with applicable management plans.
Last updated: December 25, 2017