Plan reviews wildlife buffers at Cape Hatteras Seashore

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service is taking public comment through the middle of next month on proposed changes in wildlife buffers at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The plan revisits how closely walkers and riders on off-road vehicles are allowed to come to critical bird and turtle nesting areas at the seashore.

The buffers had earlier been defined in the seashore’s Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan.

Next week a series of five public meetings will be held on the Outer Banks, in Raleigh and in Hampton, Virginia on an environmental assessment of the protection buffers.

The public comment period closes on May 14.

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