Following the close of this pre-NEPA comment period, the National Park Service will update alternatives based on public input. The National Park Service will continue to solicit input with additional public engagement opportunities during the NEPA process. Formal opportunities for public engagement include public scoping, anticipated for the Fall of 2022, and public comment on the Draft EA by Spring 2023.
The National Park Service is developing a Livestock Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) to assess options for managing horse and longhorn cattle herds in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The plan is currently in the pre-National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) phase. In this phase, the National Park Service is soliciting input from the public on ideas for consideration in the Livestock Management Plan and identifying areas of concern. Input is being solicited through April 15, 2022.