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Devils Postpile National Monument General Management Plan

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Dear Friends of Devils Postpile National Monument,

It is with great pleasure that we submit to you the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Devils Postpile National Monument. When completed, this plan will guide our management of the monument as it enters its second century and provide the framework for managing natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the next 20 years.

Throughout this planning process, we've received ideas from our visitors, area residents, and diverse stakeholders through public meetings, our website, emails, and in letters. Your input, coupled with NPS resource and planning expertise and the collaborative participation of Inyo National Forest staff, has helped shape the recommendations in this plan, including the identification of the preferred alternative.

This Draft General Management Plan (GMP) offers three alternative approaches, including a preferred alternative, to public use and enjoyment of the monument, protection of its natural and cultural resources, management of facilities, and overall operations for this special unit of the national park system.

It is also important to note that while the GMP will result in a commitment to a specific vision for Devils Postpile National Monument, the NPS and USFS recognize the public and resource benefits of the monument are intertwined with the surrounding Reds Meadow Valley and Upper Middle Fork of the San Joaquin. Both agencies are working together on this plan and using this opportunity to develop some additional recommendations for the valley and watershed, so our shared efforts can provide high quality visitor experiences and resource protection as we look forward to the next 100 years.

We have timed the review of this draft plan during the peak summer season with the goal of engaging all of our visitors and people who care for Devils Postpile in creating an enduring vision for the preservation and enjoyment of the monument's scenic, resource, and recreational values, benefitting both present and future generations. Please take the time to review this draft document and provide us with your thoughts and comments.

We look forward to seeing you in the monument this season.

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Deanna Dulen

Devils Postpile National Monument