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The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
July 2, 2020
Fish and Wildlife Service Makes Available Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative Project Draft Compatibility Determination for Amending Utility Right-of-Way for Public Review
Information Bulletin

For Immediate Release
Date July 2, 2020
Contacts: Art Beyer 252-475-9517
Scott Lanier 252-473-1132 x223

Refuge Manager Scott Lanier announced today the DRAFT COMPATIBILITY DETERMINATION for the Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative Request for Amending Right-of-Way to allow relocation of their transmission line at the northern end of the Rodanthe Bridge for public review and comment until July 16, 2020. The proposed utility corridor relocation will be conducted on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Comments are being sought on the benefits and impacts from amending the existing utility right-of-way.

Federal wildlife refuges are required by law to determine the compatibility of any proposed non-wildlife dependent use with the mission of the national wildlife refuge system and the purpose for which a particular refuge was established. "The mission of Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is to protect migratory birds and other native wildlife and their breeding grounds and habitat for the benefit of the American people,” stated Lanier. He added, “We want the community to be informed about the work being proposed and to have an opportunity to weigh in on the pros and cons of that work.”

If you wish to review the Draft Compatibility Determination, copies are available at the Dare County Public Library in Manteo and on the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge web site at:

Written comments may be sent to: Refuge Manager, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge PO Box 1969 Manteo, NC 27954 or emailed to

All comments must be submitted no later than close of business (4:00 PM) on July 16, 2020. If you need additional information, please contact Refuge Assistant Manager Art Beyer at 252-475-9517 or Refuge Manager Scott Lanier at 252-473-1132 x223.