Livestock Grazing and Trailing Management Plan EA
The purpose of developing a livestock grazing and trailing management plan (LGTMP) is to promote the shared conservation and stewardship of the natural resources, ecological processes, and cultural resources of Capitol Reef National Park by providing guidance and tools to the National Park Service and permit holders for the long-term management of livestock grazing and trailing at the park.
Because the LGTMP is a federal action subject to NEPA, the National Park Service has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) to assess the environmental impacts that could result from continuing current management (Alternative 1, the no-action alternative) or implementing the preferred alternative (alternative 2).
Hardcopies of the EA are available for review at the following local libraries; a limited number of hardcopies are also available upon request and can be obtained by contacting the park at 435-425-3791:
Wayne County Library
P.O. Box 250
79 N. 100 W.
Bicknell, UT 84715
Richfield Public Library
83 East Center St.
Richfield, UT 84701
25 South 200 East
Panguitch, UT 84759
Salt Lake City Public Library I
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Note - the EA incorporates by reference the Coles et al 2009 Vegetation Classification and Mapping Project Report for the park. This document is available online at: https://pubs.etic.nps.gov/Default.aspx?DocID=247047
Interested parties can submit comments either electronically on this website (the preferred method of receiving comments); via US Postal Service to Superintendent, Capitol Reef National Park, HC 70 Box 15, Torrey, Utah 84775; by hand-delivery to the park at 52 West Headquarters Drive, Torrey, UT 84775; or at the public Open Houses (for more information, click on the 'Meeting Notices' link on the left side of the page. Comments must be received or postmarked no later than August 17, 2018. Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, or by any method other than those specified above. Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted.
Comments that provide relevant and new information with sufficient detail are most useful and are referred to as substantive comments. A substantive comment is a comment that does one or more of the following:
-questions, with reasonable basis, the accuracy of information in the EA;
-questions, with reasonable basis, the adequacy of, methodology for, or assumptions used for the environmental analysis;
-presents new information relevant to the analysis;
-presents reasonable alternatives other than those analyzed in the EA; or
-causes changes or revisions in one or more of the alternatives.
To be most helpful, the NPS is seeking your input on:
-environmental issues / impact topics analyzed;
-alternatives, including mitigation measures which could reduce potentially harmful effects; and
-the information used to describe the affected environment and environmental consequences.
Comments which are not helpful include those which:
-vote for or against a potential management practice, tool, or alternative without giving reasons why;
-agree or disagree with laws, regulation, or NPS policy;
-discuss other projects or other areas; and/or
-contain vague, open-ended statements or questions.
07/19/2018 - 08/17/2018
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