Categorical Exclusion for Abandoned Mine Sites in Glacier NP

Initially Glacier NP had proposed to prepare an Environmental Assessment and initiated public scoping to look at alternatives for a total of six mines and eight mine features. After conducting field suveys and further defining the proposed action, the NPS has decided to close only one site, the Van Pelt #1 shaft, with a grate or bat accessible gate. For the remaining sites, the proposed action is to place a sign indicating the site is an abandoned mine site.

Glacier NP is conducting public review on the proposed categorical exclusion to provide the public an opportunity to review the park's decision. Comments are due March 22, 2009.
Comment Period: Closed        Feb 17, 2010 - Mar 22, 2010
Document Content:
Van Pelt Mine CE   (799.8 KB, PDF file)
Dear Friends Letter   (317.4 KB, PDF file)
Disclaimer: Links within the above document(s) were valid as of the date published.
Note: Some of the files may be in PDF format and can be viewed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader software. You may download a free copy of from Adobe Systems.