Photo of Fort Pickens with Ferry Pier and Support Facilities in the Background

Fort Pickens Ferry Support Facilities and Shuttle System Environmenttal Assessment

The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Fort Pickens Ferry Support Facilities and Shuttle Service within Gulf Islands National Seashore. The NPS prepared the EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations. The NPS has also begun consultations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

The proposed project would improve landside facilities near the ferry pier and implement a shuttle service within the Fort Pickens Area. The purpose of the project is to improve the visitor experience and provide a second arrival experience at the national seashore other than via road access in the Fort Pickens Area, particularly for visitors arriving by ferry. The proposed project would support the Pensacola Bay ferry passengers using the approved ferry system scheduled to begin operating in 2017.

The EA describes the project and analyzes the no action and proposed action alternatives. It is available for a 30-day public review. Agencies, members of the public, and interested organizations are encouraged to provide comments on the alternatives and the nature and extent of environmental impacts. Select the document below to review and comment on the document. Comments received by July 20th will be used to address concerns regarding the EA.

For additional information call 850-934-2600.


Dan Brown, Superintendent
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Comment Period: Closed        Jun 19, 2015 - Jul 20, 2015
Document Content:
GUIS_FortPickens_EA.pdfGUIS_FortPickens_EA.pdf   (9.2 MB, PDF file)
GUIS_FortPickens_BA.pdfGUIS_FortPickens_BA.pdf   (2.8 MB, PDF file)
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