Public Scoping Key Takeaways Report - Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

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Public Scoping Key Takeaways Report - Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is releasing a Public Scoping Key Takeaways Report based on comments received during the public scoping meetings in December 2022 and throughout the public comment period that was opened until January 2023. Input received from these public comments are key takeaways and will directly inform the Draft Management Plan. Numerous suggestions fall under communication and community engagement, best practices for the Management Plan, and uses for the Monument. Other important factors related to recreation, exploration, research, and rule enforcement are high priority for many members of the public. The Draft Management Plan is set to be released the Fall of 2023. 

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Kearns and West
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Report
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Welcome to the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument! Nestled off the coast of southern New England, the Monument is a large biodiverse area of open ocean, larger than Yellowstone National Park, with magnificent geological formations that shape the underwater landscape and...
Program
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 570 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.
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Marine ecology
Marine environments
Resource management
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