Coastal Species of Concern Predation Management Plan and Programmatic Environmental Assessment
The NPS is proposing to establish tools and methods for park units in the NPS Southeast Region to use when conducting predation management to protect coastal species of concern and contribute to the recovery of those species listed under the Endangered Species Act. The NPS recognizes that predation is a natural and productive process. Nevertheless, coastal species of concern are often at very low population numbers, and predation management can be used to assist in recovery or achieving species or ecosystem management objectives including recovery of federally listed species. There is a need to develop a predation management toolbox that can be used across the NPS Southeast Region to facilitate and streamline planning, interagency coordination, and program management for the protection and recovery of coastal species of concern. The NPS preferred alternative presents a streamlined approach to predation management by implementing a suite of tools and methods for an integrated predation management program.
The NPS seeks the public's thoughtful review and comments during the 30-day comment period, which concludes on October 26, 2018. To be most helpful, the NPS is seeking your input on:
• the purpose and need for action;
• environmental issues/impact topics analyzed;
• alternatives, including best management practices; and
• the information used to describe the affected environment and environmental consequences.
Comments which are not helpful include those which:
• vote for or against a potential management practice, tool, or alternative without giving reasons why;
• agree or disagree with laws, regulation, or NPS policy;
• discuss other projects or other areas; or
• contain vague, open-ended questions.
Interested parties can submit comments no later than October 26, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET either electronically on this PEPC site (the preferred method of receiving comments), or via U.S. Postal Service at:
Southeast Regional Office, National Park Service
Planning and Compliance Division
Attn: SERO PEA
100 Alabama Street SW, 1924 Building
Atlanta, GA 30303
Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, or by any method other than those specified above. Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
09/26/2018 - 10/26/2018