Gros Ventre Campground Rehabilitation EA
The National Park Service has prepared an environmental assessment entitled, The Gros Ventre Campground Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect (EA/AEF), which is now available for public review. The comment period closes on June 26, 2009.
The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate the Gros Ventre Campground with infrastructure and facility improvements that would benefit the visiting public, park employees, park operations and wildlife. The objective of the project is to address health and safety concerns related to aging campground infrastructure, enhance the experience of park visitors, meet current and future visitor demands, reduce impervious surface and restore natural vegetation and wildlife habitat. The project is also needed to provide for additional seasonal National Park Service, concessioner, and partner RV administrative sites.
The EA/AEF, prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), examines two alternatives: Alternative 1 – No Action and Alternative 2 – Preferred Alternative. The preferred alternative proposes to upgrade and/or replace critical campground infrastructure, including: a new water and waste water system; install up to 50 visitor electric hook ups sites; increase number of administrative campsites; upgrade comfort stations to meet current accessibility standards; construct new shower and laundry facilities for visitor and administrative use; and permanently close two existing campground loops. The campground entry area, including the office, parking area, and dump station, would be realigned and expanded to meet current visitor needs. This alternative also proposes to reduce the existing campground footprint by up to eight acres and revegetate and restore valuable wildlife habitat.
You may submit comments electronically through this website by clicking on the link to the left entitled "Open for Public Comment". This page will provide instructions on how to comment on the document electronically or through written comments sent by mail directly to the Superintendent.
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