Informing Plans for Managing Resources of Cape Lookout National Seashore under Projected Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Associated Impacts: Stakeholder Studies Synthesis Report
This report synthesizes select findings from four separate stakeholder studies aimed at documenting preferences for adapting cultural resources at Cape Lookout National Seashore. The four stakeholder studies included: (1) on-site structured interviews with park visitors, (2) interviews with community members, (3) online survey questionnaires with members of Cape Lookout National Seashore partner organizations, and (4) an online survey with cultural resource management and historic preservation experts. All study participants were asked to consider their responses in relation to the historic buildings located within two villages listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Cape Lookout Village and Portsmouth Village. This report compares findings from each of these groups in three main areas of: (a) place connections and cultural resource values, (b) adaptation strategies, and (c) preservation priorities.