CHNS Update From Ranger Karol Jones

Campgrounds are open and the Hatteras lighthouse climbing season has begun. Community members are invited to participate in wildfire risks educational meeting.  At the information sessions, the National Park Service (NPS), North Carolina Forest Service, North Carolina Coastal Reserve, and the Fish and Wildlife Service will discuss: Risks of wildfires, Steps to prevent or minimize […]

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NPS and NCBBA Sweep the Beaches in Joint April 21 Clean-Up By JOY CRIST

The National Park Service and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association joined forces on Saturday, April 21, to perform an island-wide clean-up of popular beach spots and local ORV ramps on Hatteras Island. “The NCBBA hosts several beach clean-ups per year, and they’ve been doing this for more than three decades,” said Cape Hatteras National […]

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“Cone of Uncertainty” Shrinking, and Other Changes to NHC Forecasting Tools for 2018

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced the changes to its suite of forecasting products for 2018, which are the online tools that forecasters, officials, and the public use to track and gauge the intensity of incoming tropical cyclones. Hurricane season begins on June 1, but the NHC makes tweaks and adjustments to its online products […]

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Public Comments Requested for Limited Opening of Recreational and Commercial Red Snapper Fishery in South Atlantic Federal Waters

NOAA Fisheries has requested comments from the public on Amendment 43 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (which includes North Carolina to the Florida Keys).  Red snapper recreational and commercial seasons would open in South Atlantic federal waters for limited harvest in 2018, and the proposed actions […]

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National Volunteer Week Highlight: Ruth Fordon

This National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, 2018, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) commends Volunteer Ruth Fordon for her commitment to its sea turtle nesting program. Fordon assists with turtle strandings, nest sitting, early morning turtle patrols, and raking out vehicle tracks. “In 2003, I first volunteered with the Seashore for turtle patrol,” Fordon said. “I […]

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