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The NPS is developing the IPMP/EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to address the issues concerning the management of invasive plant species and implement a comprehensive management strategy to be used throughout the 15 parks. The primary focus of the IPMP/EA is to define parameters and establish procedures for the treatment, control, and containment of exotic invasive plants throughout a variety of landscapes, using a broad range of vegetation management techniques.

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Define purpose and need/develop preliminary alternatives
Step 2. Conduct external scoping
Step 3. Refine alternatives
Step 4. Identify environmental impacts and select preferred alternative
Step 5. Prepare draft plan/environmental document
Step 6. Public review of draft plan/environmental document *
Step 7. Analysis of public comment
Step 8. Prepare final plan/decision document
Step 9. Release final plan/decision document to the public

  Mark Frey, Exotic Plant Management Team Liaison
NPS-NCR- Office of Natural Resources and Science
4598 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007