September 21, 2016

UPDATE: Park Service announces agenda for science workshop

The National Park Service has published the agenda for the science workshop that it plans on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 26-27, to evaluate factors affecting shorebirds and sea turtles on Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches. The workshop will take place 27 at the Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront, 1701 S, Virginia Dare Trail in Kill Devil Hills.

Agenda for Science Workshop

Monday, September 26

8:00-8:30 a.m. -- Registration
8:30-8:50 a.m. -- Welcome and Introductions
8:50-9:20 a.m. -- Status of Nesting Wildlife on Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches
9:20-10:30 a.m. --  Piping Plovers Biology, Monitoring, and Management
10:30-10:45 a.m. -- Break
10:45-11:30 a.m. --  Oystercatcher Biology, Monitoring, and Management
11:30-12:00 p.m. -- Colonial Waterbird Biology, Monitoring, and Management
12:00-1:00 p.m. -- Lunch on your own
1:00-1:35 p.m. -- Sea Turtle Biology, Monitoring, and Management
1:35-2:05 p.m. --  Coastal Geology and Sea Level Rise
2:05-2:50 p.m. -- Human Dimensions: Visitor Management at Cape Hatteras National Seashore
2:50-3:00 p.m. -- Break
3:00-3:30 p.m. -- Gaps in Biology of the Species and Research Priorities
3:30-4:00 p.m. -- Gaps in Monitoring and Management and Research Priorities
4:00-4:15 p.m. -- Gaps in Changes in Coastal Geography and Geology and Research Priorities
4:15-4:35 p.m. -- National Park Service Research Activities
4:35-4:50 p.m. -- Gaps in Human Dimensions and Research Priorities
4:50-5:20 p.m. -- Future Research and Monitoring Programs
5:20-5:50 p.m. -- Public Comment
5:50-6:00 p.m. -- Wrap Up and Next Steps

Tuesday, September 27

8:30-8:45 a.m. --  Registration
9:00-9:15 a.m. -- Welcome and Introductions
9:15-11:30 a.m. -- Panel Deliberation on Discussion Questions
11:30-12:00 p.m. -- Public Comment
12:00 p.m. --  Session Ends

The workshop is open to the public. All attendees will be asked to register. Attendees wishing to comment need to sign up to comment during the registration and will be given three minutes each to comment on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore monitoring and research program.

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