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Why the Fences? Ormond Beach Nesting Areas

​​​At the May 12, 2023 Coastal Commission Meeting agenda item 13a asked approval for a Coastal Development permit for the Ormond Beach Project partners. Among other things, the permit was for annual maintenance of temporary fencing on Ormond Beach to protect the nesting habitat of the western snowy plover and California least tern. Our shorebird recovery program lead Cynthia Hartley presented oral comment on why the fences are important.

While we were giving testimony to the importance of the fences we had nests hatching on the beach and one nest in particular was nearly stepped on several times by someone who crossed the fences:


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