[Coral-List] Biscayne National Park: Coral Reef Restoration Plan and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (plan/EIS)

Amanda_Bourque at nps.gov Amanda_Bourque at nps.gov
Tue Apr 27 11:29:32 EDT 2010

Hello and FYI:

The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a Coral Reef Restoration Plan
and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (plan/EIS) for
Biscayne National Park. Many vessel groundings occur annually in the park,
causing injuries to submerged resources. The goal of coral reef restoration
actions in the park is to create a stable, self-sustaining reef environment
of similar topography and surface complexity to that which existed prior to
injury. The plan/EIS provides a systematic approach for addressing injuries
to coral reefs caused by vessel groundings within the park

In preparing the plan/EIS, the NPS developed and evaluated two
alternatives, the No Action alternative and Restoration Using a
Programmatic Approach. Within the Programmatic alternative, a range of
coral reef restoration actions was considered and evaluated, including
actions that may involve one or more restoration methods. The Restoration
Using a Programmatic Approach alternative is the NPS's preferred

The NPS invites your comments on the plan/EIS.  The document is available
for review on the PEPC website:

The comment period is 04/30/2010 - 06/28/2010.

You may submit your comments through the PEPC website.  You may also mail
or hand-deliver comments to:
Coral Reef Restoration Plan
Biscayne National Park
9700 SW. 328th Street
Homestead, Florida 33033.

Thank you for your interest in Biscayne National Park!

Amanda Bourque
Biscayne National Park
9700 SW 328 Street
Homestead, FL  33033
786-335-3626 direct line
305-230-1144 x 005 extension through switchboard
305-431-7011 mobile
305-230-1190 fax
amanda_bourque at nps.gov

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