March 27, 2013

Hearing Held on Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act

On Thursday, March 14, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on the Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act (H.R. 819). Click here to watch the archived hearing webcast. This bill will reinstate the Interim Management Strategy governing off-road vehicle (ORV) use in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area. During the hearing, Representative Walter Jones, sponsor of H.R. 819, testified before the committee, urging them to pass this legislation in order to restore access to the park and promote the local economy.

For more information on Cape Hatteras and other National Park Service access issues, click here.

Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?

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