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September 2006. EAI began working with the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico to develop a light management strategy for the communities surrounding the Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Preserve in Puerto Rico. Increasing development and the accompanying artificial light pollution is degrading nesting habitat within the Preserve and interfering with the public’s enjoyment of the adjacent bioluminescent lagoon, a popular tourist attraction. EAI will evaluate lights in the communities adjacent to the Preserve, provide recommendations for improving light management, and work with local officials to transfer light management strategies to other coastal communities within Puerto Rico.
November 2005. In October 2001, EAI began assisting Volusia County with renewal of its Incidental Take Permit (ITP) for beach driving. EAI amended the County’s Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and developed other documents in support of the permit renewal. On November 17, 2005, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued the new ITP. The 25-year permit authorizes incidental take of sea turtles and piping plovers resulting from beach driving and vehicular beach access-related activities along 36 miles of Atlantic Beaches managed by the County. The HCP contains numerous provisions, programs, and plans to minimize the take of protected species along the County’s beaches. Since 1996, EAI has assisted Volusia County with implementation of its HCP and that assistance will continue into the foreseeable future as the new permit and amended HCP take effect.