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Timber Point EA

Timber Point EA by Steve NorrisAn environmental assessment to assist the refuge in making decisions about the structures at Timber Point is available. This is part of the process required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The Process:

An environmental assessment, or EA, is used to determine if an action will have significant impacts on the environment. An EA is required by the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, which is a process used to make informed decisions based on an understanding of environmental impacts. Involving the public is a part of the NEPA process.

The EA for Timber Point evaluates four alternatives to determine the future use of the buildings at the property. In the document, the Service identifies a preferred alternative, alternative B,  calling for a management approach that would include both wildlife conservation and interpretation of the cultural history of Timber Point. 

The EA is available for review and comment through October 31, 2014. You are welcome to submit your comments via email to, on our Facebook page, or by writing to us at 321 Port Road, Wells, ME  04090.

An open house of the buildings was hosted by Refuge staff on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.  There are two additional opportunities to view the buildings: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm and again on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9 am to noon. During these times, people can tour the buildings, including the interior. Parking is limited, please car-pool. 

Public meetings will be held from 2 pm to 4 pm, and 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Kennebunkport Conservation Trust located at 57 Gravelly Brook Road, Kennebunkport, ME.

For more information, please read our
news release. 

Download and review the Environmental Assessment:

Timber Point Environmental Assessment, September 2014 (2.9 MB, .PDF)

Learn more about Timber Point:

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: Oct 20, 2014
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