The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input to guide the development of a Day Use Visitor Access Strategy at Rocky Mountain National Park. The plan is in the early stages and the NPS is seeking feedback from the public to help identify key issues and potential management strategies.
* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Civic Engagement - May 2021
Step 2. Review of Public Comments - Summer 2021
Step 3. Civic Engagement Summary - Fall 2021
Step 4. Using public comments, refine strategies and develop preliminary proposed action and alternatives - Late Summer 2022
Step 5. Start NEPA process/public scoping - 2023
Step 6. Prepare draft visitor use management plan - 2023
Through the spring of 2022, the NPS will consider the public comments and continue to develop and refine proposed strategies for managing day use at the park. This includes more data collection, refining the purpose and need, and refining desired conditions. Once the park has developed a proposed action, the formal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process can begin. The NPS will provide additional opportunities for the public to engage in the planning process.