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Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study/Boundary Study/Environmental Assessment

Dear Interested Party,

The National Park Service is beginning the public review of a special resource study and boundary study of Shepherdstown Battlefield, located near the town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Both the study and a newsletter summarizing the study outcomes are available below.

In 2009, Congress passed legislation directing the National Park Service to evaluate the national significance of the battlefield and its potential for inclusion in the national park system. The legislation directing the Department of the Interior to undertake this study also directed the National Park Service to evaluate the suitability and feasibility of including the study area within the boundary of either Harpers Ferry National Historical Park or Antietam National Battlefield.

Comments received during this public review period will be forwarded, along with the study, to the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior will then make a recommendation to Congress based on the study's findings and the public comments. The adjustment of the boundary of either Harpers Ferry National Historical Park or Antietam National Battlefield would require an act of Congress.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about and comment on this study. You may provide your thoughts right here on the project website (see below), or at one of the public meetings (see the "Meeting Notices" link to the left).

We look forward to hearing from you!
Comment Period: Closed        Aug 8, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014
Topic Questions Instructions:
Please provide your feedback on the study by answering the following questions. Thank you.
Topic Questions:
1. What do you think about the management options
proposed in the alternatives?
2. What do you think about the proposed boundary?
3. Do you have any other ideas or comments you would
like to share with us?
Document Content:
SRS/Boundary Study/EA, Newsletter 2   (609.2 KB, PDF file)
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