Canaveral National Seashore - - Titusville, Florida - Press Release
Canaveral National Seashore - Titusville Florida
Headquarters: 308 Julia Street, Titusville, Florida 32796 -- (321) 267-1110
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PRESS RELEASE



April 3, 2006

Canaveral National Seashore Welcomes
Comments on Fire Management Plan Revision

Canaveral National Seashore is in the process of updating its Fire Management Plan (FMP). Alternatives that will be considered are expected to be similar to the current FMP. The park is considering alternatives that would continue the use of prescribed fire to reduce hazardous fuels, protect adjacent communities and improve habitat for state and federally protected species. These include the Florida Scrub Jay, Eastern Indigo Snake, Bald Eagle, and Gopher Tortoise.

The primary alterations from the original plan being considered would be the addition of several burn units in the Apollo District south of Bethune Beach and inclusion of a five-year fuels treatment plan. Once initial public comments have been received, an Environmental Assessment (EA) will be prepared to accompany the plan. The EA and draft FMP will then be released for public review.

Comments may be submitted via the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. Comments may also be mailed to the superintendent of Canaveral National Seashore at 308 Julia Street, Titusville, Florida 32796 or e-mailed to CANA_Superintendent@nps.gov.


CONTACT: John Stiner at (321) 267-1110 Ext. 14







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