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Thursday, 25 July 2013 14:58

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary

July 23, 2013

 

*All numbers are preliminary and the data will

 be reviewed before they are finalized.

 

 

 

Piping Plover Summary:

 

 

Location

# Nests to Date

# Active Nests

# Active Broods

# Fledglings

Bodie Island

0

0

0

0

Cape Point

7

0

0

7

South Beach

0

0

0

0

North Ocracoke

0

0

0

0

South Ocracoke

2

0

0

0

Total

9

0

0

7

 

Wilson’s Plover Summary:

 

 

Location

# Nests to Date

# Active Nests

# Active Broods

# Fledglings

Bodie Island

0

0

0

0

Cape Point

0

0

0

0

South Beach

0

0

0

0

North Ocracoke

1

0

1

0

South Ocracoke

3

0

1

1

Total

4

0

2

1

 

 

American Oystercatcher Summary:

 

 

Location

# Pairs

# Nests to

       Date

# Active Nests

# Active    Broods

# Fledglings

Bodie Island

2

4

0

1

0

Green Island

3

6

0

1

1

Hatteras Island

15

23

0

2

1

Ocracoke Island

9

9

0

0

9

Total

29

42

0

4

11

 

 

Colonial Waterbirds:

 

 

Location

# Active Colonies to Date

# Currently Active Colonies

Bodie Island

2

2

Green Island

1

1

Hatteras Island

13

8

Ocracoke Island

3

3

Total

19

14

 

 

Sea Turtles:

 

 

Location

# Nests

# False Crawls

Bodie Island

7

7

Hatteras Island

120

111

Ocracoke Island

44

41

Total

171

159

 

 

Summary Mileage Table

- As of 7/24/2013

Bodie Island Area 5.74

Open to ORVs 2.19

Closed for Resource Protection 1.27

Open to Pedestrians 2.29

Hatteras Island 40.46

Open to ORVs 8.45

Closed for Resource Protection 6.66

Open to Pedestrians 25.35

Ocracoke Island 17.87

Open to ORVs 7.47

Closed for Resource Protection 3.92

Open to Pedestrians 6.47

Total Ocean & Inlet Shoreline 64.07

Total Miles Open to ORVs   18.11

Total Miles Closed for Resource  11.85

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Only) 34.11

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Includes ORV areas) 52.23

 

Ramp by Ramp open access for ORV traffic (Updated 07-24-2012)

(Bodie Island Total-2.2 miles open)

Ramp 4 NORTH                                           1.85 mi. OPEN

Ramp 4 South                                               .35    mi. open                            

 

 (Hatteras Total – 8.55 miles open

Ramp 23                                              CLOSED Til 11-1-12

Ramp 27North (Dangereous to turn arounf).25 Miles CUL-DA-SAC open   Ramp 27 to Ramp 30                                CLOSED

Ramp 30 South                                           2.1 miles open          

Ramp 34                                                    CLOSED

Ramp 38 South                                           0.9 miles open

Ramp 43 North                                            0.4 miles open

Ramp 43 South to ramp 44                           CLOSED                     

Ramp 44                                                     .50 miles open

Ramp 45                                                     CLOSED

Ramp 49 East                                              1.7 miles open

Ramp 49 West to Frisco Village Line               1.1 miles open

Ramp 55 West beach shoreline                      1.6 miles open

Ramp 55 Interdunal (Pole) Road with small

sound-side access behind Coast Guard Base    2.3 miles open but

Spur Road and Cable Crossing                       this is not

                                                                  beach access

Ocracoke Total – 7.2 miles open

Ramp 59 North                                                 CLOSED

Ramp 59 South                                                 2.4 miles open

Ramp 67 North                                                 1.0 miles open

Ramp 67 South                                                 0.7 miles open

Ramp 68                                                            CLOSED

Ramp 70 North                                                  0.4 miles

Ramp 70 TO RAMP 72                                         1.7 miles open

Ramp 72 South                                                   1.1 miles open

These are rough numbers only.  Some of these miles are too narrow to drive safely.

 

TOTAL ORV ACCESS CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

18.05 MILES OPEN

Per NPS Google Map!!!!!!!!!                                                                           

 

 

 
Friday, 19 July 2013 12:38

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary

July 16, 2013

 

*All numbers are preliminary and the data will

 be reviewed before they are finalized.




Piping Plover Summary:



Location

# Nests to Date

# Active Nests

# Active Broods

# Fledglings

Bodie Island

0

0

0

0

Cape Point

7

0

0

7

South Beach

0

0

0

0

North Ocracoke

0

0

0

0

South Ocracoke

2

0

0

0

Total

9

0

0

7


Wilson’s Plover Summary:



Location

# Nests to Date

# Active Nests

# Active Broods

# Fledglings

Bodie Island

0

0

0

0

Cape Point

0

0

0

0

South Beach

0

0

0

0

North Ocracoke

1

0

1

0

South Ocracoke

3

0

0

1

Total

4

0

1

1



American Oystercatcher Summary:

 


Location

# Pairs

# Nests to

       Date

# Active Nests

# Active    Broods

# Fledglings

Bodie Island

2

4

0

1

0

Green Island

3

6

0

2

0

Hatteras Island

15

23

1

1

1

Ocracoke Island

9

9

0

0

9

Total

29

42

1

4

10



Colonial Waterbirds:

 


Location

# Active Colonies to Date

# Currently Active Colonies

Bodie Island

2

2

Green Island

1

1

Hatteras Island

13

8

Ocracoke Island

3

3

Total

19

14

 

 

Sea Turtles:

 


Location

# Nests

# False Crawls

Bodie Island

7

6

Hatteras Island

100

107

Ocracoke Island

36

39

Total

143

152



Summary Mileage Table

- As of 7/17/2013

Bodie Island Area 5.74

Open to ORVs 2.19

Closed for Resource Protection 1.27

Open to Pedestrians 2.29

Hatteras Island 40.46

Open to ORVs 9.06

Closed for Resource Protection 6.73

Open to Pedestrians 24.67

Ocracoke Island 17.87

Open to ORVs 7.47

Closed for Resource Protection 3.92

Open to Pedestrians 6.47

Total Ocean & Inlet Shoreline 64.07

Total Miles Open to ORVs   18.72

Total Miles Closed for Resource  11.92

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Only) 33.43

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Includes ORV areas) 52.15

 

Ramp by Ramp open access for ORV traffic (Updated 07-17-2012)

(Bodie Island Total-2.2 miles open)

Ramp 4 NORTH                                           1.85 mi. OPEN

Ramp 4 South                                               .35    mi. open                            

 

 (Hatteras Total – 8.65 miles open

Ramp 23                                              CLOSED Til 11-1-12

Ramp 27North                          .35 Miles CUL-DA-SAC open   Ramp 27 to Ramp 30                             CLOSED

Ramp 30 South                                           2.1 miles open          

Ramp 34                                                    CLOSED

Ramp 38 South                                           0.9 miles open

Ramp 43 North                                            0.4 miles open

Ramp 43 South to ramp 44                           CLOSED                      

Ramp 44                                                     .50 miles open

Ramp 45                                                     CLOSED

Ramp 49 East                                              1.7 miles open

Ramp 49 West to Frisco Village Line               1.1 miles open

Ramp 55 West beach shoreline                      1.6 miles open

Ramp 55 Interdunal (Pole) Road with small

sound-side access behind Coast Guard Base    2.3 miles open but

Spur Road and Cable Crossing                       this is not

                                                                  beach access

Ocracoke Total – 7.2 miles open

Ramp 59 North                                                 CLOSED

Ramp 59 South                                                 2.4 miles open

Ramp 67 North                                                 1.0 miles open

Ramp 67 South                                                 0.7 miles open

Ramp 68                                                            CLOSED

Ramp 70 North                                                  0.4 miles

Ramp 70 TO RAMP 72                                         1.7 miles open

Ramp 72 South                                                   1.1 miles open

These are rough numbers only.  Some of these miles are too narrow to drive safely.


TOTAL ORV ACCESS CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

18.05 MILES OPEN

Per NPS Google Map!!!!!!!!!                                                                           

 

 

 
Comments on NPS Use of ORV Money- NPS Hearing Avon 7-16-2013
 
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:01

National Park Service News Release

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  DATE:  July 16, 2013

          CONTACT: Cyndy M. Holda, Public Affairs Specialist, 252-475-9034

         

 

Ramp 43 and 44 Reopen to ORV Access

Soundside Access near Hatteras Inlet Closes

 

Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced today the reopening of two popular off-road vehicle ramps in the Buxton area of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.  Ramps 43 and 44 reopened to off-road vehicle (ORV) use on the morning of July 16, 2013 as the shorebird nesting season comes to a close in this section of the Seashore.  There is ORV access from Ramp 43 north for approximately .04 of a mile and from Ramp 44 south for approximately .05 of a mile.  There is no thru ORV access from Ramp 43 to Ramp 44 due to an existing prenesting protection area.  Pedestrians can bypass the prenesting closure in the ocean surf zone of the shoreline.  As a reminder, the nighttime restriction on beach driving is still in effect on all National Seashore beaches from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

 

In addition, and due to unsafe shoreline erosion conditions on the soundside of Hatteras Inlet, the “Bone Road” is closed for ORV use.  The shoreline is very narrow with a 2-3 foot escarpment and does not safely permit ORV access;  pedestrian access is permitted.

 

For up-to-date information on currently open or closed areas, check the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Google Earth maps at: 

 

http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/off-road-vehicle-use.htm

 

For more information, please call the Public Affairs Office at 252-475-9034 or 252-473-2111.

 

-NPS-

 
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 11:31

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary

July 9, 2013

 

*All numbers are preliminary and the data will

 be reviewed before they are finalized.

 

 

 

Piping Plover Summary:

 

 

Location

# Nests to Date

# Active Nests

# Active Broods

# Fledglings

Bodie Island

0

0

0

0

Cape Point

7

0

2

2

South Beach

0

0

0

0

North Ocracoke

0

0

0

0

South Ocracoke

2

0

0

0

Total

9

0

1

3

 

Wilson’s Plover Summary:

 

 

Location

# Nests to Date

# Active Nests

# Active Broods

# Fledglings

Bodie Island

0

0

0

0

Cape Point

0

0

0

0

South Beach

0

0

0

0

North Ocracoke

1

0

1

0

South Ocracoke

3

0

1

1

Total

4

0

2

1

 

 

American Oystercatcher Summary:

 

 

Location

# Pairs

# Nests to

       Date

# Active Nests

# Active    Broods

# Fledglings

Bodie Island

2

4

0

1

0

Green Island

3

6

0

2

0

Hatteras Island

14

23

1

1

1

Ocracoke Island

9

9

0

2

7

Total

28

42

1

6

8

 

 

Colonial Waterbirds:

 

 

Location

# Active Colonies to Date

# Currently Active Colonies

Bodie Island

2

2

Green Island

1

1

Hatteras Island

13

8

Ocracoke Island

3

3

Total

19

14

 

 

Sea Turtles:

 

 

Location

# Nests

# False Crawls

Bodie Island

5

4

Hatteras Island

81

92

Ocracoke Island

29

33

Total

115

129

 

 

Summary Mileage Table

- As of 7/10/2013

Bodie Island Area 5.74

Open to ORVs 2.19

Closed for Resource Protection 1.06

Open to Pedestrians 2.50

Hatteras Island 40.46

Open to ORVs 8.12

Closed for Resource Protection 7.82

Open to Pedestrians 24.76

Ocracoke Island 17.87

Open to ORVs 7.64

Closed for Resource Protection 4.37

Open to Pedestrians 5.85

Total Ocean & Inlet Shoreline 64.07

Total Miles Open to ORVs   17.95

Total Miles Closed for Resource  13.25

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Only) 32.88

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Includes ORV areas) 50.82

 

Ramp by Ramp open access for ORV traffic (Updated 07-10-2012)

(Bodie Island Total-2.2 miles open)

Ramp 4 NORTH                                           1.85 mi. OPEN

Ramp 4 South                                               .35    mi. open                            

 

 (Hatteras Total – 7.75 miles open

Ramp 23                                              CLOSED Til 11-1-12

Ramp 27North                          .35 Miles CUL-DA-SAC open   Ramp 27 to Ramp 30                             CLOSED

Ramp 30 South                                           2.1 miles open          

Ramp 34                                                    CLOSED

Ramp 38 South                                           0.9 miles open

Ramp 43                                                     CLOSED

Ramp 44 to Cape Point                                 CLOSED

Ramp 45                                                     CLOSED

Ramp 49 East                                              1.7 miles open

Ramp 49 West to Frisco Village Line               1.1 miles open

Ramp 55 West beach shoreline                      1.6 miles open

Ramp 55 Interdunal (Pole) Road with small

sound-side access behind Coast Guard Base    2.3 miles open but

Spur Road and Cable Crossing                       this is not

                                                                  beach access

Ocracoke Total – 7.5 miles open

Ramp 59 North                                                 CLOSED

Ramp 59 South                                                 2.4 miles open

Ramp 67 North                                                 1.0 miles open

Ramp 67 South                                                 0.7 miles open

Ramp 68                                                   CLOSED\

Ramp 70 North                                                  0.4 miles

Ramp 70 TO RAMP 72                                         1.7 miles open

Ramp 72 South                                                   1.3 miles open

These are rough numbers only.  Some of these miles are too narrow

 to drive safely.

 

TOTAL ORV ACCESS CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

17.45 MILES OPEN

Per NPS Google Map!!!!!!!!!                                                                           

 

 

 
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 13:13

National Park Service News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  DATE:  July 9, 2013

CONTACT: Cyndy M. Holda, Public Affairs Specialist, 252-475-9034 or 252-473-2111

NPS to Host Public Meetings on Environmental Assessment

Proposal to Facilitate Additional Public Beach Access

Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced plans today to add an additional public meeting to the previously announced schedule of public meetings to provide the basic information and hear questions and comments regarding the National Park Service proposal to provide new access points to facilitate public access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore as included in the Environmental Assessment (EA).

Public meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Mon., July 15 at the South Wing of Fire Station 16, Town of Nags Head, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tues., July 16 on Hatteras Island at the Avon Fire Hall from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wed., July 17 on Ocracoke Island at the Ocracoke School from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

These open house format meetings will provide an opportunity to view maps and information and interact with park staff who will answer questions.  The general public is invited to attend.

For further information, please contact the Public Affairs Office in Manteo, NC at 252-475-9034 or 252-473-2111.


-NPS-

 
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