national seashore


Definition of national seashore

: a recreational area adjacent to a seacoast and maintained by the federal government

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Recent Examples on the Web Nonetheless, David Evans, a fourth-generation rancher at Point Reyes, says the national seashore stands as an example of how people, livestock, and wildlife can coexist. Matthew Polvorosa Kline, National Geographic, "Unique elk in California may be killed under controversial plan," 30 Sep. 2020 More than 5,000 dairy and beef cattle occupy about a third of the national seashore. Matthew Polvorosa Kline, National Geographic, "Unique elk in California may be killed under controversial plan," 30 Sep. 2020 The anchor program in Texas long has been the one led by Shaver at the national seashore on North Padre Island. John Maccormack,, "Critical sea turtle program on Padre Island threatened with cuts," 17 Aug. 2020 According to the Charlotte Observer, beaches at the Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras national seashores in the Outer Banks are open during the pandemic to residents. Fox News, "Seashells pile up on North Carolina beaches as coronavirus keeps tourists away," 20 Apr. 2020 The same could not be said for of the other animals; many horses were discovered dead on the beaches of the national seashore after Dorian’s passing. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "Hurricane Dorian and the mystery of the 3 ‘sea cows’: report," 14 Nov. 2019 Some observers, such as Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, said the 28,000 acres of ranch lands in the national seashore and neighboring Golden Gate National Recreation Area are a historic and culturally important features that should be preserved. Will Houston, The Mercury News, "U.S. releases controversial plan for Point Reyes elk, ranches," 9 Aug. 2019 The south end of the national seashore is about as close as the public can get for viewing a daytime rocket launch, says Tom Bartosek, of Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism. Robert Ormerod, National Geographic, "5 stellar ways to see Florida’s Space Coast," 12 July 2019 The Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout national seashores on the Outer Banks are projected to rise by up to 31 and 30 inches, respectively, putting large parts of those parks underwater. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Wright Brothers soared over the Outer Banks. Their memorial may end up underwater. | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018

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1962, in the meaning defined above

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“National seashore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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