Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council
This notice announces a meeting of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council. The agenda includes a discussion and vote on changes to the Committee bylaws, and the Council's mission, goals, and community outreach initiative. Superintendent Parker will also give updates about park summer operations, topics will include: Visitation, staffing, private boater use of the park, ferry service/schedule/ridership, vendor operations (marina/moorings/food service/park store), volunteering, planning for the 2016 anniversaries of the park (20 years), the National Park Service (100 years), and the Boston Light Tricentennial (300 years).
Notice of the 2014-2015 Meeting Schedule for Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1-16), the National Park Service is hereby giving notice that the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission will hold quarterly meetings to discuss park projects and the implementation of the park's general management plan.
Record of Decision for the General Management Plan, Fort Matanzas National Monument, Florida
Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Fort Matanzas National Monument (National Monument). On 08/01/14, the Regional Director, Southeast Region, approved the ROD for the project.
Establishment of a New Recreation Fee Area at National Mall and Memorial Parks
The National Park Service plans to install parking meters and collect expanded amenity recreation fees at public parking areas in West Potomac Park and the National Mall. We are installing the parking meters to better manage public parking in West Potomac Park and on the National Mall, to allow more visitors access to park sites, and to encourage the use of public transit and other transportation alternatives. We will use the revenue to provide improved and more affordable visitor-transportation-related activities inside the park.
Alaska; Hunting and Trapping in National Preserves
The National Park Service proposes to amend its regulations for sport hunting and trapping in National Preserves in Alaska. This proposed rule would not adopt state laws or regulations that authorize taking of wildlife, hunting or trapping activities, or management actions involving predator reduction efforts with the intent or potential to alter or manipulate natural predator-prey dynamics and associated natural ecological processes to increase harvest of ungulates by humans. The rule would maintain long-standing prohibited sport hunting and trapping practices; update procedures for closing an area or restricting an activity in National Park Service areas in Alaska; update obsolete subsistence regulations; prohibit obstructing persons engaged in lawful hunting or trapping; and authorize use of native species as bait for fishing.