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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Draft General Management Plan/WIlderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement - April 2008

****DUE TO A POWER OUTAGE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ON THE MORNING OF JUNE 13, 2008, PEPC WAS UNAVAILABLE FOR ABOUT FIVE HOURS. BECAUSE OF THIS, WE ARE EXTENDING THE REVIEW PERIOD THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2008.****


The document examines five alternatives for managing the National Lakeshore for the next 20 or more years. It also analyzes the impacts of implementing each of the alternatives. The noaction alternative reflects current conditions and activities at the Lakeshore. It is provided as a baseline against which to compare the other alternatives and includes 30,903 acres managed to maintain their existing wilderness character. In the preferred alternative, the Lakeshore is valued primarily for preservation of its natural resources, and for the opportunities it provides for visitor enjoyment of the natural, cultural, and recreational resources in a scenic outdoor setting. Lands proposed for wilderness designation include 32,200 acres and no developed county roads. In alternative A, the Lakeshore is valued primarily for conservation of its natural resources. Lands proposed for wilderness designation include 33,600 acres and no developed county roads. In alternative B, the Lakeshore is valued primarily for its recreational opportunities in scenic outdoor settings. Lands proposed for wilderness designation include 14,400 acres and no county roads. In alternative C, the Lakeshore is managed so that most visitor use is concentrated in selected areas, with more natural, primitive conditions promoted in the rest of the Lakeshore. Lands proposed for wilderness designation include 23,200 acres and no developed county roads. The five alternatives are summarized in table 2 (in the
pocket at the end of the document). The key impacts of implementing these alternatives are summarized in table 4 and detailed in chapter 5.
Comment Period: 04/07/2008 - 06/15/2008
Topic Questions Instructions:
If you wish, you may number your comment to match the corresponding question. Thank you.
Topic Questions:
1. The Preferred Alternative was developed from the public comments we received last year and it incorporates elements of the other alternatives that people liked best. We'd like to know what you think of the Preferred Alternative, specifically:

1) Are you fairly satisfied overall with the Preferred Alternative, including its wilderness proposal?

2) How do you think the Preferred Alternative could be improved?

3) Are there aspects of the other alternatives that you think should be added to the Preferred Alternative?
Document Content:
SLBE Draft GMP/EIS - Errata sheetSLBE Draft GMP/EIS - Errata sheet   (16.2 KB, PDF file)
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