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The NPS encourages public participation throughout the planning process. There are two opportunities to formally comment on the project; once during initial project scoping and again following public release of the EA.

The EA will consider the potential impacts to area soils, hydrology, wildlife, vegetation, visitor use, cultural resources, and park operations.

All comments, questions, and suggestions related to the project are welcome. During the public scoping period the following types of comments are particularly helpful:

Specific information about the project area that should be included in the analysis
Information about how you use this area of the park and how the project might affect that use.
Other projects that might affect or be affected by the project.
Other ideas or alternative ways of meeting the project objectives.


* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Define purpose and need for taking action
Step 2. Initiate Tribal Consultation
Step 3. Conduct public scoping
Step 4. Develop and refine alternatives *
Step 5. Conduct impact analysis and prepare environmental assessment
Step 6. Public review of draft plan/environmental document
Step 7. Analysis of public comment
Step 8. Prepare decision document and release to the public
Step 9. Implement the project

Public input is requested during the scoping period between August 29, 2013 and September 27, 2013.