By adapting to rising sea levels and planning for more extreme weather events, staff can implement management strategies to protect and conserve the seashore:
- The park installed new hurricane shutters at the Administration and Visitor Center building to protect the structure in future storms.
- Park staff are managing the horse population at Cape Lookout in response to increasingly limited food, water, and land availability.
- Staff are currently assessing all seventy historic structures to determine which will benefit most from adaptation measures.
Cape Lookout National Seashore is dedicated to helping the barrier islands adapt to a rapidly changing climate. Staff are working to upgrade building facilities to conserve even more energy and to incorporate climate change information and dialogue in community and visitor outreach programs.