• info@wildcumberland.org
  • PO Box 872 Scottdale, GA 30079

Maintain the 300 Visitor Limit

The NPS is consistently re-evaluating the number of potential daily visitors allowed on the island; most recently in association with the development of a new Visitor Use Management Plan.

Wild Cumberland opposes any increase in the number of daily visitors to the island — to protect both the health of the island and the visitor experience.

Congress directed the National Park Service that “no development of the project or plan for the convenience of visitors shall be undertaken which would be incompatible with the preservation of the unique flora and fauna” (section 5b) when Cumberland Island was designated a National Seashore.

Increasing the number of visitors will directly and adversely impact the island’s fragile ecosystems, and contradicts the very purpose for which it was created.

Let officials know that you oppose any increase to the daily visitor limit by using the form below to send a direct message to the NPS.

You may also contact National Park Service Superintendent Gary Ingram directly at (912) 882-4336.

Maintain the 300 Visitor Limit

Dear Superintendent,

I oppose any increase to the daily visitor limit on Cumberland Island, now or in the future.

When Cumberland Island was established as a National Seashore, Congress directed the National Park Service that “no development of the project or plan for the convenience of visitors shall be undertaken which would be incompatible with the preservation of the unique flora and fauna” (section 5b).

Increasing the number of visitors will directly increase human impact on the island’s already fragile ecosystems, and would contradict the very purpose for which Cumberland Island was preserved as a national seashore.

I urge you to consider what makes Cumberland Island special — its diverse ecosystems and its opportunities for solitude -- while protecting nature — and to manage it accordingly.

Sincerely,

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