Environmental Assessment Procedure

Environmental Assessment Procedure

All proposed projects that have significant potential to degrade natural systems within Jekyll Island State Park must undergo an Environmental Assessment (EAP) review to assess the potential environmental impacts. Each proposed project must demonstrate that it does not compromise the ability to conserve and restore Jekyll Island’s natural communities and species diversity or compromise Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) interests in providing public outdoor recreation and education or achieving JIA institutional sustainability goals. Initially implemented in 2012, the Environmental Assessment Procedure (EAP) is integral to moderating development pressures and preventing the over development of Jekyll Island. The Jekyll Island Conservation Plan guides its implementation.

Core Review Team

  • JIA Director of Conservation or designated second (EAP Lead)
  • One additional representative from either the JIA Conservation Department or the JIA Georgia Sea Turtle Center
  • JIA Director of Landscaping and Planning
  • One additional participant representing JIA Administration or Operations
  • A natural resources professional not affiliated with JIA
  • A Jekyll Island resident
  • At least two additional individuals not affiliated with the JIA to be appointed by the JIA Executive Director

Completed Reviews



Public Safety Center
Georgia Power Substation
Beachview Club Hotel Expansion


Jekyll Island Campground Expansion


Comprehensive Fire Management Program
Authorized Beach Driving Policies and Procedures


The Moorings at Jekyll Harbor Marina Planned Development – New Construction
Dual-branded Marriott – New Construction


Solar Energy Facility at Decommissioned Landfill Site


Home2 Suites by Hilton – New Construction


Quality Inn – Seafarer Inn – Major Renovation
Ocean Oaks Planned Development – New Construction
Jekyll Island Club Resort, Ocean Suites – New Construction
Jekyll Harbor Marina, Forested Land Underbrushing
Camp Jekyll Nature Trail
Beachview Club – Major Renovation


The Cottages at Jekyll Island Planned Development – New Construction


Tortuga Jacks Deck Expansion
Horton Pond Improvements
Camp Jekyll


Jekyll Island Airport – FAA Obstruction Issue
Jekyll Harbor Marina Dredging and Dredged Material Dewatering
Holiday Inn – Major Renovation

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