||The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to manage beach driving at Padre Island National Seashore (Seashore) to reduce the risk of injury to Seashore visitors and employees from vehicle accidents, and to improve protection of wildlife (including threatened and endangered species) from potential adverse impacts of beach vehicle use.
An environmental assessment for this proposed action has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to provide the decision-making framework that 1) analyzes a reasonable range of alternatives to meet project objectives, 2) evaluates potential issues and impacts to Padre Island National Seashore's resources and values, and 3) identifies mitigation measures to lessen the degree or extent of these impacts.
The environmental assessment for this project was released on June 23, 2011, for the 30-day public review period. The NPS encourages you to review the environmental assessment and send your thoughts by July 25, 2011. Please submit comments directly through this site, or you may deliver comments to the park by mail or hand-delivery. Your comments will be considered as the NPS moves toward a decision.