The National Park Service is currently developing a general management plan (GMP) amendment for Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, which will provide updated direction for managing the park over the next 15 to 20 years. Also, at this time, the National Park Service is updating the wilderness eligibility status for two sections of land in the eastern portion of the park.
In April of 2012, we held public meetings on the prelimenary alternative concepts and draft managment zones and asked for your ideas and concerns regarding these alternatives. Taking your feedback into account, the planning team has developed a preferred alternative for amending the existing 1984 general management plan.
In this newsletter, we would like to share information about the preferred alternative. The planning team is currently preparing the GMP Amendment/ Environmental Assessment and anticipates releasing the plan to the public for review during the summer of 2013. The current newsletter is informational and an official comment period will occur when the EA is released.
We continue to invite your participation in this planning effort. Sharing your ideas and concerns for management of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve will strengthen the planning process and help us make the best decisions for the park.
I appreciate your interest in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and look forward to working together to chart the future of this spectacular
Margaret L. Goodro
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve