Oh yes Dennis, I'm not sure I'll attend the Hatteras meeting, but I know Larry Hardham and Bob Davis will be there. Both are full time residents of the Island you visit on occasion. Both could run you in circles with their knowledge of turtles and will hold the fort just fine. If I don't attend I will certainly submit my comments via mail.
Now don't you have some skeletons or speeders to chase?
I have listened to them both talk about orv access. A couple of points worth considering, but mostly not.
Yeah, I know that you cannot take time to attend and listen to and discuss current issues at CHNS at the NPS scoping meetings (not sure ya say ) because you would rather save that time for fishing, boating swimming etc. which is fine by me, but for you to think that anyone believes your faux concern for nesting threatened shorebirds and threatened and endangered sea turtles belongs in your talk the talk not walk the walk category.
The canopy and beach junk is being addressed and the NCHP and Dare County Sheriff's Dept is taking care of those who break the speeding laws and that makes me smile ... hows about you?
I haven't had the pleasure of hearing them, but I did read their entire report on Turtle protocol at CHNSRA. (You can find the link on The Island Free Press) It seems that the nesting success of threatened Turtle species could be greatly increased if certain nests were relocated after being located. Certainly you would be in agreement with that, wouldn't you? Of course that may open corridors to ORV use that have previously been closed by nest to water closures, but that would be a small price for you to pay for greater hatching success, right?
First of all, I do not need, want or use the IFP for any information about issues at CHNS. The IFP has been and probably still is always on the slant of ORV access.
Secondly, Since the gentlemen you listed above are pro ORV access at CHNS advocates I have no doubt that they want the sea turtle protocals changed to the ORV advantage.
The NPS at CHNS has and does relocate sea turtle nests. There are currently 272 sea turtle nests at CHNS for the 2015 nesting season and of that number 220 are in situ and 52 have been relocated ... that is 19 percent yes?
I know that you, Larry H. and Bob D would like to have the sea turtle nests relocated for the wants of ORVers access and are pushing for that; however the relocation of sea turtle nests at CHNS follow the protocals of the NCWRC and thankfully that does meet the criteria for your wants for relocation.