Denali National Park and Preserve has contracted an environmental consultant firm (AECOM) to prepare an Environmental Assessment of potential impacts for this proposed Polychrome Area Improvements project. Environmental and cultural compliance will be formally initiated in October 2021 to be completed by March 2022.
As part of the civic engagement period, comments on the project can be submitted Sept 29th-October 29th, and public information meetings are scheduled to occur October 13th and 14th (see meeting notices tab).
The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Assessment of Effects determination will be available for public review for 30 days, beginning in mid-October.
The draft EA will be available for public review in January 2022 and there will be additional public meetings scheduled during that time.
The following steps will be followed for the EA process:
* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Conduct public / civic engagement *
Step 2. Identify environmental impacts and select preferred alternative
Step 3. Develop an agreement document with the State Historic Preservation Office
Step 4. Prepare draft environmental document
Step 5. Public review of draft environmental document
Step 6. Analysis of public comment
Step 7. Prepare final decision document
Step 8. Release final decision document to the public