News | April 4, 2012

Help protect beach-nesting birds & sea turtles

Help protect rare, beach-nesting birds and sea turtles, and pedestrians by supporting the National Park Service's management of ORV traffic within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

After an extensive public comment period, the National Park Service released a final management plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina that provides protections for both pedestrians and wildlife while still allowing responsible beach driving. The plan is a compromise that incorporates solid science and the results of a public comment process in which a majority of commenters supported stricter management of off-road vehicles. It will allow ORV use on the majority of the seashore while still protecting wildlife, providing visitors opportunities for vehicle-free experiences, and increasing access for all users.

But now a bill introduced into Congress threatens to undermine the new plan. Click here to contact your members of Congress.