Visitors arriving at the Scorpion Pier, Santa Cruz Island

Scorpion Pier Replacement Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The Channel Islands National Park of the National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to replace and potentially relocate the existing Scorpion Pier along Santa Cruz Island's eastern waterfront. The DEIS evaluates opportunities to improve the existing access road connecting to the pier.

The two alternatives currently under consideration include replacing the pier in its existing location, and replacing the pier at a location approximately 150 feet to the south. If the pier is replaced in its present location, this would include some armoring of the shoreline to protect the pier access road. If a new pier is constructed to the south, the pier would span the beach and shoreline, and it would require only a short access road with a small amount of scour protection. In either location, the new pier will need to be longer and higher than the existing pier to facilitate safer vessel mooring in deeper water.
Comment Period: Closed        10/06/2015 - 12/18/2015
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