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Saline Valley Warm Springs Scoping

Death Valley National Park is pleased to announce the initiation of the public scoping process for developing the Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan and environmental impact statement (EIS). Your input and engagement are important to this planning process.

The purpose of the Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan/EIS is to:
• Provide a framework for natural and cultural resources management at the Warm Springs area;
• Provide a framework for administration and operations at the Warm Springs area;
• Provide a framework for managing visitor use at the Warm Springs area;
• Provide guidance for Death Valley National Park managers as they work with various stakeholders of the Warm Springs area; and
• Balance management of natural resources, ethnographic resources, and visitor use.

The National Park Service is seeking public and agency input in order to help define issues and shape alternatives for this planning process.
Comment Period: Closed        05/25/2012 - 08/06/2012
Topic Questions Instructions:
Please provide any thoughts or comments in addition to the specific questions below. Please consider these topic questions as a starting point only for focusing your comments. If you choose to respond to the topic questions, please number your response to match the corresponding question. There is space at the end for additional comments on any topic.
Topic Questions:
1. What types of recreational use of Saline Valley Warm Springs are important to you?
2. What visitor activities do you feel are appropriate in the Saline Valley Warm Springs area?
3. What are your thoughts on management of feral burros in Saline Valley?
4. How do you feel about the camping situation at the springs?
5. Do you have suggestions about how the National Park Service can best manage the anticipated increase in visitors to Warm Springs over the next 15-20 years?
6. Do you have any concerns about the use of the Chicken Strip airstrip?
Document Content:
Potential issues 1Potential issues 1   (1.7 MB, PDF file)
Potential issues 2Potential issues 2   (1.8 MB, PDF file)
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