Comment On: Cape Lookout National Seashore Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan/EIS

Description: In September of 2007, the NPS held public scoping meetings to gain public input on the plan's proposed purpose, need, objectives, and issues, which will serve as the framework in developing the plan. During the public scoping process, the public provided comments on the purpose, need, and objectives and also suggested potential management actions the NPS could implement at the Seashore. The NPS considered these suggested management actions and has compiled this information, along with its own ideas, into potential alternative elements/options presented in the Alternative Elements/Options Workbooks. The purpose of this workbook is to obtain comments on draft alternative elements/options for managing ORV use at the Seashore. The various elements/options in the workbook are not intended to be all inclusive, nor necessarily always compatible or mutually exclusive. Multiple compatible elements/options will be considered in combination later to develop a diverse range of management alternatives for evaluation in the Draft Long-term ORV Management Plan/EIS. Public input is an essential component of a successful management plan and it is important to us that you provide your opinion on the potential effectiveness of the alternative elements and suggest elements of your own.

Date Document Posted: 03/28/2008
Comment Period
: 03/27/2008 - 06/05/2008

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I am in favor of protecting the wildlife and the land from human impact. There are was for us to enjoy the area and re-creational time without destroying and endangering other creatures and creation. I only get to see this area one every 5 years or so. I know I am not as aware of issues related to income for local residents. I would hope that the real needs of local residents can be addresses and protected as well. The desire to surf and fish for fun with easy access should not be a higher priority than protecting wildlife for generations to come.