At the request of Congressman Jones, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service within the Department of the Interior has scheduled a public hearing in Manteo extended the official comment period with regard to the designation of critical habitat for the Rufa Red Knot under the Endangered Species Act.
North Carolina - Alligator National Wildlife Refuge
100 Conservation Way
Manteo, NC 27954
Thursday, June 5, 2014
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Public Information Session
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Public Hearing
The designation of critical habitat can have significant impact on how public land may be used. Dare county has been directly affected by critical habitat designation for the piping plove and for loggerhead sea turtles in the past.
Many important public areas within Dare County as well as within other coastal North Carolina counties are included in the proposed designation.
The OBPA urges all residents and visitors to become familiar with the proposed regulation and to submit comments.
Click this link to review regulatory documents and submit comments prior to the June 15, 2014 deadline.