Sequestration cuts impacting Cape Lookout National Seashore

Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 at 05:18 PM.

With 84 percent of the park’s budget paying for salaries and fixed costs such as utilities, Kenney said park personnel did their best to continue to protect the resources and meet the needs of its visitors.

“The highest priority was placed on protecting the resource, and we then moved to public health and safety,” he said.

The park cut travel, training, overtime and supply purchases and reduced the number of employee positions to meet the required spending reduction, he said.

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