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Timber Point EA

Timber Point EA by Steve NorrisWe are working on an environmental assessment to assist the refuge in making decisions about the structures at Timber Point. We are required to take this step by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The Process:

So far, we have led a guided tour of the buildings and held a public open house in July 2013.  The public scoping and related comment period ended August 31, 2013.

We are in the process of drafting the environmental assessment (EA) which will contain the need for the proposal, alternatives to the proposal, the environmental impacts of the proposed action and alternatives. Learn more about the NEPA process here.

We know there is a lot of interest in the historic buildings at Timber Point, and that people are very interested in the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) we are developing to determine future management direction for those buildings. Initially, we thought we would have the draft EA available for public review and comment by the end of July. However, we are finding we need more time. We now anticipate the draft EA will be available for public comment by the end of September 2014, with plans to make a final decision by the end of December 2014. We have not otherwise made any final decisions about the future use of the buildings.
 

Learn more:

Timber Point Update - March 2014 (1.18 MB, .PDF)
Public use at Timber Point
How Timber Point was added to Rachel Carson NWR
History of Timber Point 

Page Photo Credits — View from Timber Point by Steve Norris
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2014
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