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Antietam Landscape Management Plan / EA

The National Park Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the development of a Landscape Management Plan for Antietam National Battlefield. The plan would amend the Antietam National Battlefield General Management Plan, last updated in 1992, improve the scene restoration and resource management portions of the GMP, address lands acquired since 1992 and guide the evolving management of the historic battlefield landscape.

You're invited to submit your feedback on the EA from July 7 through August 8.

Antietam National Battlefield was established in 1890 to commemorate the bloodiest single-day battle in American history. The purpose of Antietam National Battlefield is to preserve, protect, restore, and interpret for the benefit of the public the land and resources associated with the Battle of Antietam and its legacy.

The purpose of the plan is to develop comprehensive and sustainable land-use strategies that will preserve significant landscape elements and integrate natural and cultural resources. The plan will define the framework for the treatment of the battlefield describing specific guidelines and tasks aimed to maintain and enhance its historic character. Some of the issues the updated plan will address are invasive plant species, pests, erosion of the battlefield, protection of witness trees, improving agricultural and watershed stewardship and climate change impacts.

How to comment:

Public participation is vital to the planning process. You are invited to review and provide comments on the EA from July 7 through August 8 . To provide comments online or get additional information, please see the comment button on the left of the screen.

If you prefer to mail your comments, make sure they are postmarked by August 8 to receive consideration and are mailed to the address below.

Background documents that were used to develop this plan can be access via this link:
Comment Period: Closed        Jul 7, 2022 - Aug 8, 2022
Document Content:
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