Previous mapping efforts have shown declines in submerged aquatic vegetation.
Coastal Habitat Protection Plan
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Elizabeth S. Biser said that NCDEQ is committed to protecting the resources and people of the state.
The Coastal Habitat Protection Plan’s 2021 amendment to the 2016 plan has been unanimously approved by the Coastal Resources, Environmental Management and Marine Fisheries commissions.
The state Environmental Management Commission is expected to consider approving the 2021 amendment to the plan when it meets Thursday in Raleigh.
The Coastal Resources Commission was the first vote of the three commissions needed to approve the 2021 amendment.
The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission meets Nov. 10 to consider public comments and approval of the 2021 draft Coastal Habitat Protection Plan amendment.
The Marine Fisheries Commission is set to consider the draft amendment to the state Coastal Habitat Protection Plan when the board meets this month in Emerald Isle.
The N.C. Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 25 by web conference to review and discuss public comment received on the draft 2021 amendment.
The newly updated NC Wetland Program Plan details how climate change and nonpermitted human activities are causing wetland loss.
The state is accepting public comment until Oct. 21 on the draft Coastal Habitat Protection Plan 2021 amendment and Appendix A, which includes early public comment and recommendations from a stakeholder group.
A group of nine people with backgrounds and interests in the coastal economy and related water quality issues provided its recommendations for improving the state’s Coastal Habitat Protection Plan.
Proposed amendments to the state’s official plan for protecting, restoring and conserving coastal habitats and fisheries drill in on newly specific priorities linked to water quality and climate change.
The Coastal Resources Commission has approved the 2021 amendment to the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan for public review and comment.
Results from a recent NC State study highlight the double whammy of microbial contamination of surface waters posed by failing human wastewater infrastructure and animal agriculture after storm inundations.
The state Environmental Management Commission and Marine Fisheries Commission have agreed to send the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan 2021 Amendment out for public comment and advisory committee review.
The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission during its Sept. 9 meeting is expected to consider approving for public comment the 2021 draft amendment to the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan.