California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR) and the NPS are preparing a joint initial study/environmental assessment (IS/EA) to fulfill the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), respectively, to plan the Greater Mill Creek Ecosystem Restoration project.

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Conduct external scoping
Step 2. Public scoping meetings August 22 and August 23
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

We welcome your involvement throughout the planning process. Public and agency scoping will take place in August/September 2018; comments are due September 7, 2018. We anticipate releasing the draft IS/EA for public comment in early 2019 and decision documents for the plan in summer 2019. Project implementation is scheduled for fall 2019.