Gulf Islands National Seashore proposes to repurpose historic buildings and existing structures and pavement within the Fort Pickens Area to provide ferry support services, and to implement a landside shuttle service to the beaches, campground and historic sites to complement the Fort Pickens ferry service.
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service needs to consider the environmental, cultural, and social issues that will potentially be affected by this project. The
environmental effects resulting from the proposed project will be evaluated in an environmental assessment. The analysis will consider impacts to topics such as water quality, vegetation, special status species,
wildlife, fl oodplains, wetlands, soils, archeological resources, visitor use, public health and safety, park operations, and land use. The document will analyze short-term and long-term, as well as, cumulative effects of the proposed actions, along with the no-action alternative. By comparing proposed action alternatives with the no-action alternative, and identifying mitigation measures that would minimize adverse effects, the environmental assessment will assist the National Park Service and stakeholders in the decision-making process.
For additional information, please see attached posters from the Sep 30 2014 Public Open House Meeting.
Sep 17, 2014 - Oct 17, 2014
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