2013 Final Management Plan and Environmental Assessment

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A drawing of the Monitor shipwreck on the seafloor. Image: Jeff Johnston/NOAA

New challenges and opportunities in national marine sanctuaries emerge with time. For this reason, the sanctuary is required to periodically update its management plan. This update reevaluates site-specific goals and objectives and develops management strategies and activities to best ensure the sanctuary protects its resources. Management plans are sanctuary-specific planning and management documents used by all national marine sanctuaries. They identify immediate, mid-range, and long-term challenges and opportunities and develop a course for the future.

With the assistance of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, council working groups, and community stakeholders, a new course was charted for the sanctuary in 2013. In February 2013, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary published the current management plan and environmental assessment.

View a copy of the final management plan and the Federal Register Notice.

To obtain a copy of the 2013 final management plan and environmental assessment, contact monitor@noaa.gov.

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