Unnamed Resolution in Support of Cape Cod National Seashore

WHEREAS, the many scenic, ecological and biological features of land and seascapes constitute one of the major natural resources of the nation; and

WHEREAS, of the 3,700 miles of Atlantic and gulf coast shoreline only approximately 270 miles, some 6 1/2 per cent, are available to the public, and of these only half are encompassed within Acadia and Everglades national parks and the Cape Hatteras recreational area; and

WHEREAS, the Cape Cod region constitutes a unique natural area but is being threatened with commercial exploitation; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the American Society of Mammalogists, that the still-unspoiled great beach portion of Cape Cod be protected and preserved for the enjoyment of the present and future generations by the creation of a Cape Cod National Seashore.