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NORTH CAROLINA - Cape Lookout National Seashore Draft Off-Road Vehicle Plan Open for Comments

June 04, 2014 4:13 PM

NORTH CAROLINA - Cape Lookout National Seashore Draft Off-Road Vehicle Plan Open for Comments

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The National Park Service (NPS) is developing an Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement and regulation for Cape Lookout National Seashore (CALO).

The NPS recognizes that ORVs, if allowed, must be regulated in a manner that is not only consistent with applicable law, but also appropriately addresses resource protection (including protected, threatened and endangered species), public safety and potential conflicts among the various CALO users.

Executive Order 11644 of 1972, amended by Executive Order 11989 of 1977, requires certain federal agencies permitting ORV use on agency lands to publish regulations designating specific trails and areas for this use. Title 36, section 4.10 of the Code of Federal Regulations implements the executive orders by providing that routes and areas designated for off-road vehicle use shall be promulgated as special regulations. Section 4.10 also provides that the designation of routes and areas shall comply with E.O. 11644 and with section 1.5 of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Public input is a key component in this multi-year planning effort, and in the successful development of the ORV regulation and plan. Local, regional and nation-wide public participation is encouraged. There will be several opportunities for public participation during the planning process, including upcoming meetings on the Draft Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement June 17-19, 2014. (See schedule below.)

 Cape Lookout National Seashore ORV draft plan/EIS public meeting

 Date & Time

 Location  Meeting Directions/Instructions

June 17, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Duke Marine Lab
135 Duke Marine Lab  Rd
Beaufort, North Carolina 
A map/directions to the Beaufort meeting can be found using mapquest and the following link: Duke Marine Lab Rd  Beaufort NC 28516-8648/ 

June 18, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 PM 

McKimmon Conference
& Training Center
NC State University
1101 Gorman St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 
Directions to McKimmon Center:
From I-40 traveling east from airport. Take Gorman Str. Exit #295. Turn left onto Gorman Str. Go approximately 1 mile. McKimmon Center is on the right past Avent Ferry Rd., before Western Blvd. From I-40 traveling west. Take Gorman Str. Exit #295. Turn right onto Gorman Str. Go approximately 1 mile. McKimmon Center is on the right past Avent Ferry Rd., before Western Blvd. Parking in the front lots of the McKimmon Center is free and usually plentiful. There are three smaller parking lots on each side of the Center that are reserved for University employees. Visitors are asked to park in designated visitor parking spaces in order to avoid ticketing.
Map link-
June 19, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Kenyes Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina

Meeting Directions/Instructions:
Exit from I-85 North or South at exit 45A, W.T. Harris Boulevard East. Hilton Charlotte University Place is 1/4 mile on the left in the University Place complex. Two street lights down once you exit from I-85. The hotel is the highrise building in the complex, totally visible from W.T Harris Boulevard. Turn Left at J M Keynes Drive and it will direct you to the front of the hotel.
Map link-



Visit the project planning webpage at for more information, or contact Patrick M. Kenney, Superintendent, Cape Lookout National Seashore at (252) 728-2250, Extension 3020.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

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and collaboration among recreationists.
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