Gulf Islands Draft General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement
I am pleased to announce the release of the Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Gulf Islands Seashore. This plan represents the ideas and energy from members of the public, state agencies of Florida and Mississippi, other agencies and partners, and the National Park Service. The purpose of the plan is to decide how the National Park Service can best fulfill the national seashore's purpose, maintain its significance, and protect is resources unimpaired for the enjoyment of present and future generations. The selected alternative focuses on enhancing visitor education, research, and resource protection opportunities throughout the national seashore. The national seashore would be managed as an outdoor classroom for exploring the natural and human history of the northern Gulf Coast, while providing seashore recreational opportunities.
A copy of the final general management plan is available on this National Park Service website by clicking on "Document List".
Your input was instrumental in the planning process. The National Park Service values the public's interest in Gulf Islands National Seashore, and we look forward to implementing the plan with your support and collaboration.
Daniel R. Brown
Dear Friends of Gulf Islands National Seashore,