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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:07

National Park Service News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DATE:  April 30, 2014

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

 

 

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Night Driving

Restrictions Go Into Effect May 1st

 

Superintendent Barclay Trimble reminds park visitors that night beach driving restrictions for ORV use on Seashore ocean beaches go into effect Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.  From May 1 – September 14, ORV routes on ocean beaches are closed to ORVs from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. during the sea turtle nesting season.  Beginning September 15 to November 15, 2014, ORV routes will reopen when there are no sea turtle nests remaining on that route or portion of the route.

 

In addition, from May 1 to November 15, beach fires are limited to the following ocean beaches in front of:

  • Coquina Beach parking lot
  • The villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras
  • Ocracoke Day Use area

 

In general, fires are allowed from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and a fire permit is required.  To obtain the free beach fire permit, visit one of the three ORV permit offices, any of the park campgrounds or visitor centers, or available on-line at:  http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/beach-fire-permit.  The beach fire permit is valid only when a responsible adult (18 years of age or older) is present.  Fires, no greater than 3 feet in diameter, may be ignited and maintained seaward of the ocean dune, below the high tide line and at least 50 feet from any vegetation.  Fires cannot be left unattended and must be completely extinguished (cold to touch) upon termination of use.  Clean area of all trash before leaving the beach and remember the “pack in/pack out” practice of leaving national seashore beaches in a clean and safe condition for the next visitor.

 

As the turtle nesting season proceeds, park visitors will encounter localized sea turtle nest protection areas.  These areas are posted on-site and closed to ORVs, pedestrians, and pets.

Fireworks and metal detectors are prohibited.  Pets must be on leashed at all times.

 

For further information, please call (252) 473-2111 or check http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/googleearthmap.htm

 
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:04

 

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for May 7, 2014

*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

4

4

0

0

South Beach

0

0

0

0

North Ocracoke

0

0

0

0

South Ocracoke

0

0

0

0

Total

4

4

0

0

 

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

0

0

0

0

South Ocracoke

1

1

0

0

Total

1

1

0

0

 

American Oystercatcher Summary:

 

Location

# Pairs

# Nests to Date

# Active Nests

# Active Broods

# Fledglings

Bodie Island

1

0

0

0

0

Green Island

2

2

1

0

0

Hatteras Island

14

11

10

0

0

Ocracoke Island

7

4

3

0

0

Total

24

17

14

0

0

 

Colonial Waterbirds:

 

Location

# Active Colonies to Date

# Currently Active Colonies

Bodie Island

0

0

Green Island

0

0

Hatteras Island

1

1

Ocracoke Island

0

0

Total

1

1

 

Sea Turtle Nests and False Crawls:

 

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

0

0

0

0

South Ocracoke

1

1

0

0

Total

1

1

0

0

Summary Mileage Table –

As of 5/6/2014

Bodie Island Area 5.74

Open to ORVs 2.19

Temporarily Closed for Resource Protection 0.19

Open to Pedestrians 3.38

Hatteras Island 40.46

Open to ORVs 10.24

Temporarily Closed for Resource Protection 7.07

Open to Pedestrians 23.15

Ocracoke Island 17.87

Open to ORVs 8.20

Temporarily Closed for Resource Protection 2.32

Open to Pedestrians 7.35

Total Ocean & Inlet Shoreline 64.07

Total Miles Open to ORVs 20.62

Total Miles Temporarily Closed for Resource Protection 9.58

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Only) 33.87

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Includes ORV areas) 54.49

Open To Sum of Mileage

Ramp Accessibility –

As of 5/7/2014

Ramp Open To:

ORVs                                     Pedestrians

01                           No                                           Yes

02                           No                                           Yes

04                          Yes                                          Yes

23                            No                                          No

27                           Yes                                        Yes

30                           Yes                                        Yes

34                             No                                         Yes

38                           Yes                                         Yes

43                           Yes                                         Yes

44                           Yes                                         Yes

45                           No                                          No

49                           Yes                                        Yes

55                           Yes                                         Yes

59                           Yes                                        Yes

67                           Yes                                         Yes

68                           No                                           Yes

70                           Yes                                         Yes

72                           Yes                                         Yes

Ramp by Ramp open access for ORV traffic (Updated 05/8/2014)

(Bodie Island Total-2.2 miles open)

Ramp 4 NORTH                                           1.85 mi. OPEN

Ramp 4 South                                               .35    mi. open

(Hatteras Total – 9.0 miles open)

Ramp 23                                              CLOSED Til 11-1-14

Ramp 27North                                           1.25 MILES open

Ramp 27 to Ramp 30                                      CLOSED

Ramp 30 South                                           2.1 miles open          

Ramp 34                                                    CLOSED

Ramp 38 South                                           1.35 miles open

Ramp 43                                      CUL-DA-SAC .10 MILES OPEN

Ramp 44 SOUTH                 .50 OPEN TO SOUTH OF NARROWS

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, Spur Road and Cable Crossing but this is not beach access                                       2.9 miles open

Ocracoke Total – 7.9miles open

Ramp 59 North                                                 CLOSED

Ramp 59 South                                                 2.85 miles open

Ramp 67 North                                                  0.4 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                                                   1.85 miles open

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

TOTAL ORV ACCESS CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

22.95 MILES OPEN

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

 

 

 
Thursday, 29 August 2013 15:37

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary

August 27, 2013

 

*All numbers are preliminary and the data will

 be reviewed before they are finalized.




Piping Plover Summary  (NO NEW REPORT 8-27-2013)



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 (No new report  8/27/2013)



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

0

1

South Ocracoke

3

0

1

2

Total

4

0

2

3



American Oystercatcher Summary: (No new report 8/27/2013)

 


Location

# Pairs

# Nests to

       Date

# Active Nests

# Active    Broods

# Fledglings

Bodie Island

2

4

0

0

1

Green Island

3

6

0

0

2

Hatteras Island

15

23

0

0

3

Ocracoke Island

9

9

0

0

9

Total

29

42

0

10

15



Colonial Waterbirds:

 


Location

# Active Colonies to Date

# Currently Active Colonies

Bodie Island

2

0

Green Island

1

1

Hatteras Island

13

1

Ocracoke Island

3

0

Total

19

2

 

 

Sea Turtles:

 


Location

# Nests

# False Crawls  #Removed

Bodie Island

9

7                             0

Hatteras Island

179

166                        39

Ocracoke Island

58

54                          12

Total

246

227                         51



Summary Mileage Table

- As of 8/27/2013

Bodie Island Area 5.74

Open to ORVs 2.19

Closed for Resource Protection 1.49

Open to Pedestrians 2.06

Hatteras Island 40.46

Open to ORVs 5.96

Closed for Resource Protection 2.23

Open to Pedestrians 32.28

Ocracoke Island 17.87

Open to ORVs 5.05

Closed for Resource Protection 0.91

Open to Pedestrians 112.06

Total Ocean & Inlet Shoreline 64.07

Total Miles Open to ORVs  13.20

Total Miles Closed for Resource  4.43

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Only) 46.43

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Includes ORV areas) 59.62

 

Ramp by Ramp open access for ORV traffic (Updated 08-29-2012)

(Bodie Island Total-2.2 miles open)

Ramp 4 NORTH                                           1.85 mi. OPEN

Ramp 4 South                                               .35    mi. open                            

 

 (Hatteras Total – 5.75 miles open

Ramp 23                                              CLOSED Til 11-1-12

Ramp 27North (Dangerous to turn around)  .30 Mile CUL-DA-SAC open   Ramp 27 to Ramp 30                           CLOSED

Ramp 30 South                                           0.80 miles open         

Ramp 34                                                    CLOSED

Ramp 38 South                                          0.55 miles open

Ramp 43 North                                            0.4 miles open

Ramp 43 South                                           .30 miles open

Ramp 44 North                                           .00 miles open

Ramp 44 South       (Open to Cape Point)    1.1 miles open

Cape Point West toward Frisco                    0.3 miles open  

Ramp 45                                                     CLOSED

Ramp 49 East                                              0.25 miles open

Ramp 49 West to Frisco Village Line               0.15  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 –5.13 miles open

Ramp 59 North                                                 CLOSED

Ramp 59 South                                                 .03 miles open

Ramp 67 North                                                 0.95 miles open

Ramp 67 South                                                 0.05 miles open

Ramp 68                                                            CLOSED

Ramp 70 North                                                  0.4 miles open

Ramp 70 South                                                  0.7 miles open

Ramp 72 North                                                  0.30 miles open

Ramp 72 South                                                   2.0 miles open

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


TOTAL ORV ACCESS CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

13.08 MILES OPEN

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

 

 

 
Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:13

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary

August 21, 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

0

1

South Ocracoke

3

0

1

2

Total

4

0

2

3



American Oystercatcher Summary:

 


Location

# Pairs

# Nests to

       Date

# Active Nests

# Active    Broods

# Fledglings

Bodie Island

2

4

0

0

1

Green Island

3

6

0

0

2

Hatteras Island

15

23

0

0

3

Ocracoke Island

9

9

0

0

9

Total

29

42

0

10

15



Colonial Waterbirds:

 


Location

# Active Colonies to Date

# Currently Active Colonies

Bodie Island

2

0

Green Island

1

1

Hatteras Island

13

2

Ocracoke Island

3

0

Total

19

3

 

 

Sea Turtles:

 


Location

# Nests

# False Crawls  #Removed

Bodie Island

9

7                             0

Hatteras Island

177

164                        26

Ocracoke Island

57

54                            6

Total

243

225                         32



Summary Mileage Table

- As of 8/21/2013

Bodie Island Area 5.74

Open to ORVs 2.19

Closed for Resource Protection 1.49

Open to Pedestrians 2.06

Hatteras Island 40.46

Open to ORVs 5.17

Closed for Resource Protection 4.25

Open to Pedestrians 31.04

Ocracoke Island 17.87

Open to ORVs 4.89

Closed for Resource Protection 0.91

Open to Pedestrians 112.06

Total Ocean & Inlet Shoreline 64.07

Total Miles Open to ORVs   12.25

Total Miles Closed for Resource  6.66

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Only) 45.16

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Includes ORV areas) 57.41

 

Ramp by Ramp open access for ORV traffic (Updated 08-21-2012)

(Bodie Island Total-2.2 miles open)

Ramp 4 NORTH                                           1.85 mi. OPEN

Ramp 4 South                                               .35    mi. open                            

 

 (Hatteras Total – 4.8 miles open

Ramp 23                                              CLOSED Til 11-1-12

Ramp 27North (Dangerous to turn around)  .30 Mile CUL-DA-SAC open   Ramp 27 to Ramp 30                           CLOSED

Ramp 30 South                                           0.80 miles open         

Ramp 34                                                    CLOSED

Ramp 38 South                                          0.65 miles open

Ramp 43 North                                            0.4 miles open

Ramp 43 South                                           .30 miles open

Ramp 44 North                                           .00 miles open

Ramp 44 South                                          .50 miles open

Ramp 45                                                     CLOSED

Ramp 49 East                                              0.30 miles open

Ramp 49 West to Frisco Village Line               0.25  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 –3.65 miles open

Ramp 59 North                                                 CLOSED

Ramp 59 South                                                 .60 miles open

Ramp 67 North                                                 0.30 miles open

Ramp 67 South                                                 0.05 miles open

Ramp 68                                                            CLOSED

Ramp 70 North                                                  0.4 miles open

Ramp 70 South                                                  0.7 miles open

Ramp 72 North                                                  0.30 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

10.65 MILES OPEN

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

 

 

 
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:03

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary

August 13, 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

0

0

South Ocracoke

3

0

1

2

Total

4

0

2

3

 

 

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

0

2

Hatteras Island

15

23

0

0

3

Ocracoke Island

9

9

0

0

9

Total

29

42

0

1

14

 

 

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  #Removed

Bodie Island

9

7                             0

Hatteras Island

170

149                        13

Ocracoke Island

54

51                            0

Total

233

207                         13

 

 

Summary Mileage Table

- As of 8/13/2013

Bodie Island Area 5.74

Open to ORVs 2.19

Closed for Resource Protection 1.49

Open to Pedestrians 2.06

Hatteras Island 40.46

Open to ORVs 6.98

Closed for Resource Protection 6.24

Open to Pedestrians 27.24

Ocracoke Island 17.87

Open to ORVs 4.49

Closed for Resource Protection 1.65

Open to Pedestrians 11.72

Total Ocean & Inlet Shoreline 64.07

Total Miles Open to ORVs   13.67

Total Miles Closed for Resource  9.38

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Only) 41.03

Total Miles Open to Pedestrians (Includes ORV areas) 54.69

 

Ramp by Ramp open access for ORV traffic (Updated 08-13-2012)

(Bodie Island Total-2.2 miles open)

Ramp 4 NORTH                                           1.85 mi. OPEN

Ramp 4 South                                               .35    mi. open                            

 

 (Hatteras Total – 6.8 miles open

Ramp 23                                              CLOSED Til 11-1-12

Ramp 27North (Dangerous to turn around)  .30 Mile CUL-DA-SAC open   Ramp 27 to Ramp 30                           CLOSED

Ramp 30 South                                           1.40 miles open         

Ramp 34                                                    CLOSED

Ramp 38 South                                          1.50 miles open

Ramp 43 North                                            0.4 miles open

Ramp 43 South                                           .30 miles open

Ramp 44 North                                           .00 miles open

Ramp 44 South                                          .50 miles open

Ramp 45                                                     CLOSED

Ramp 49 East                                              0.30 miles open

Ramp 49 West to Frisco Village Line               0.50  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 –3.4 miles open

Ramp 59 North                                                 CLOSED

Ramp 59 South                                                 .60 miles open

Ramp 67 North                                                 0.30 miles open

Ramp 67 South                                                 0.10 miles open

Ramp 68                                                            CLOSED

Ramp 70 North                                                  0.4 miles open

Ramp 70 South                                                 0.7 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

12.4 MILES OPEN

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

 

 

 
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