NPS - National Park Service

07/30/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/31/2021 10:27

Assateague Island National Seashore announces Record of Decision for new Park General Management Plan

July 30, 2021
Contact:Hugh Hawthorne, 410-629-6080

Berlin MD - The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce the completion of the Record of Decision for the General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for Assateague Island National Seashore.

'The General Management Plan (GMP) will guide Assateague Island National Seashore managers for the next 15 to 20 years in protecting the Seashore's complex resources as well as its popular recreational opportunities,' said Seashore Superintendent Hugh Hawthorne. The plan recognizes the dynamic coastal processes that influence the barrier island and outlines how the NPS will make visitor facilities and other seashore infrastructure more sustainable and resilient over time. The Record of Decision was signed by the National Park Service Regional Director on July 26th, 2021.

For a link to the Abbreviated General Management Plan:
For general information about the Seashore and park activities access the park's web site at or call 410-641-1441.