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Dear Friends,

The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to present the Draft General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GMP/EIS) for Assateague Island National Seashore for your review and comment.

Assateague Island National Seashore is at a crossroads and a new vision is needed to shape the seashore's future. The Draft GMP/EIS considers alternatives to manage changes that are occurring on the island as a result of climate change and sea level rise. Through a rigorous planning process, we have explored a range of management alternatives that has involved elected officials, stakeholders, partners, and the public. We believe that NPS's preferred alternative, alternative 3, will help set a successful path for the seashore's future. Please note that NPS elected not to consider issues related to commercial finfishing in this document.

We invite you to comment on the Draft GMP/EIS and share your thoughts with us. NPS will accept comments on the Draft GMP/EIS from the public for a period of 90 days following publication of the Environmental Protection Agency's Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The closing date for comments will be May 1, 2016.

A series of public open houses will be also held to solicit comments on the Draft GMP/EIS at the end of March at the following venues:

Date: March 29, 2016
Time: 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Wor-Wic Community College
Room 302 - Hazel Center
32000 Campus Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804

Date: March 30, 2016
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Ocean Pines Public Library
11107 Cathell Road
Berlin, MD 21811

Date: March 31, 2016
Time: 4:00 -7:00 pm
Chincoteague Center
Main Hall
6155 Community Drive
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

We look forward to receiving your comments! Thank you for your continued interest in our management planning process and Assateague Island National Seashore.

Contact Information
Deborah A. Darden
Assateague Island National Seashore
7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811