Carteret County approves resolution against critical habitat designation – Public input on the proposal is open through May 24.

JDNews.com – BEAUFORT — Carteret County has gone on record against a federal proposal to designate area beaches as critical habitat for nesting sea turtles.  “The designation of critical habitat 35 years after the listing of the loggerhead sea turtle (as a threatened species) is the wrong management tool for the conservation of the species, and the Carteret County Board of Commissioners will continue to support the protection and recovery of the loggerhead seat turtle by utilizing effective management guidelines and rules already in place, while evaluating new practices as they develop,” the resolution reads. continued