The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input on the draft Circulation Environmental Assessment (EA) for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The draft EA puts forth two alternatives to manage crowding and circulation at Cuyahoga Valley, a no-action and a preferred alternative. The actions in the draft EA have been prioritized from the Community Access Plan for further environmental compliance prior to possible implementation, pending the public review process.

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Phase 1: Plan Kickoff: Fall 2020 - Spring 2021
Step 2. Define purpose and need for the project
Step 3. Begin civic engagement to inform plan development
Step 4. Phase 2: Actions and Strategies: Spring 2021 - Fall 2021   
Step 5. Explore potential strategies
Step 6. Develop monitoring strategies
Step 7. Continue public input to inform strategies development
Step 8. Phase 3: Refine Strategies and Draft Plan: Winter 2022 - Fall 2022
Step 9. Refine the strategies and draft plan
Step 10. Request public and stakeholder input on draft plan
Step 11. Finalize Plan
Step 12. Phase 4: Environmental Assessment
Step 13. Define purpose and need/develop preliminary alternatives
Step 14. Refine alternatives
Step 15. Identify environmental impacts and select preferred alternative
Step 16. Prepare draft plan/environmental document
Step 17. Public review of the draft environmental assessment *
Step 18. Analysis of public comment
Step 19. Prepare final plan/decision document
Step 20. Release final plan/decision document to the public

To Comment, click "Open for Comment" at left, select the "Cuyahoga Valley National Park Visitor Use Management Plan: Summer 2023 Circulation EA" link, and then click "Comment Now." Public comment will be open from June 7, 2023 - July 7, 2023.

We are currently in Phase 4: Environmental Assessment.