Outer Banks Preservation Association (OBPA)
North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA)
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club (CHAC)
May 7, 2010
The OBPA, NCBBA, and CHAC announce today their endorsement of the resource management proposals documented in “Sea Turtle Management – A Common Sense Approach for the Cape Hatteras Seashore Recreational Area”. Larry Hardham and Bob Davis, both from Buxton, North Carolina, are the authors of this document which proposes a turtle management plan for the Recreational Area that will maximize protection of the threatened loggerhead sea turtle, endangered green sea turtle, endangered leatherback sea turtle and provide reasonable beach access to pedestrians and ORV users. This document reflects years of analysis within the Recreational Area, as well as research of best practices along the eastern seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico.
The proposals within this document are consistent with the recently published “Coalition for Beach Access – Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area ORV Access Environmental Impact Position Statement”. The document supports the Coalition’s position that access restrictions which are proposed in the National Park Service’s “Draft Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement” and attributed to sea turtle protection needs are not warranted.
The OBPA had published this document electronically on behalf of Mr. Hardham and Mr. Davis at the following web address: