Avalanche Hazard Reduction By Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest, Montana, Final Environmental Impact Statement

July 16, 2008

Dear Friends:

The abbreviated Avalanche Hazard Reduction by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is now available. An abbreviated FEIS has been prepared because no substantial changes were made to the Draft EIS. The Flathead National Forest and Montana Department of Transportation are cooperating agencies. Thirty days from release of this FEIS, a Record of Decision (ROD) will be issued.

The FEIS contains the executive summary, a summary of the public comments that were received on the October 2006 Draft EIS and the park's responses to substantive public comments that were raised during the review period. The park received 13,400 comments on the DEIS. Public comment was overwhelmingly in favor of the preferred alternative.

Four alternatives that ranged from explosive and non-explosive avalanche hazard reduction actions on Glacier National Park lands, Flathead National Forest lands, and within the adjacent BNSF and US Highway 2 transportation corridor were analyzed.

A copy of the ROD will be sent to you if you requested a paper copy of the document. You will be notified of the release of the ROD by email if you are on our email list. If you have any questions or concerns please write to Superintendent, Glacier National Park, Attn: Avalanche EIS, P.O. Box 128, West Glacier, Montana 59936.

Thank you for your participation in this public process and for your continued support of Glacier National Park.


/s/ Charles J. Potter

(for) Chas Cartwright

Comment Period: Closed        Jul 17, 2008 - Aug 16, 2008
Document Content:
Final EIS   (10.4 MB, PDF file)
Inside Cover and Back Cover   (35.1 KB, PDF file)
spine   (17.0 KB, PDF file)
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