MOREHEAD CITY – The Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee is set to meet at 10 a.m. June 25 at the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Office, 943 Washington Square Mall, U.S. 17, Washington, N.C.
The committee is scheduled to review newly updated chapters of the plan, which is being developed to document the ecological role and function of aquatic habitats for coastal fisheries; provide status and trends information on the quality and quantity of coastal fish habitat; describe and document threats to coastal fish habitat, including threats from both human activities and natural events; describe the current rules concerning each habitat; identify management needs; and develop options for management action using the above information.
The agenda for the meeting also includes a discussion of what’s next in the plan-approval process. There will be opportunity for public comment.
For more information, contact Jimmy Johnson, with the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, at 252-948-3952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.