President Trump's executive order Tuesday calling for a ramp-up in coal production from federal lands and a scrapping of President Obama's Climate Action Plan was quickly criticized by conservation and environmental organizations. Unclear, however, was how the move might directly impact national parks and the National Park Service's climate change initiatives.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore camping season on the Outer Banks of North Carolina begins in mid-April. The Oregon Inlet and Cape Point campgrounds will open for the season on Friday, April 14, and the Frisco and Ocracoke campgrounds will open on Friday, April 21. All four campgrounds will remain open until the season ends on November 27.
Delicate trilliums, glorious columbines, and flamboyant redbuds are some of the harbingers of spring found across the National Park System. This is a favorite season for birds, bees, and photographers. Wildlife is more easily seen in the spring in many parks, too, making the coming three months idyllic for exploring the parks.
Two public meetings are on the calendar for late March to discuss a new North Carolina Department of Transportation passenger ferry service from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Surfcasters have an easier way to reach Cape Point at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Completes All Work Related To The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina have completed all work assigned them through the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 that President Obama signed into law two years ago.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will be open to the public for a free climb on Saturday, December 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.. This event is part of the OBXmas Weekends celebrated with the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
Since a nesting sea turtle was run over by a vehicle last August investigators at Cape Hatteras National Seashore have received "multiple tips," but none that has led to an arrest in the matter.
Visitor facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina were closed Monday while National Park Service crews assessed damage from Hurricane Matthew.
Hurricane Matthew was expected to strengthen into a category 4 hurricane by the time it reaches Florida, leading many units of the National Park System from Florida into North Carolina to batten down for the storm.