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Zion National Park Soundscape Management Plan and EA

The Zion National Park Soundscape Management Plan (SMP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for a 30-day public review and comment period. The purpose of this plan is (1) to link soundscape management to the existing park management direction, (2) to define the existing ambient soundscape, (3) to provide objectives and standards for future management of the sound environment, and (4) to identify potential management actions designed to ensure that soundscape objectives and standards are met so that natural soundscapes are protected for present and future generations.
We invite you to provide comment on the proposed plan and EA. We will be accepting comments until September 7, 2010.
You are also invited to participate in open house sessions where park staff will be available to provide information on the plan, answer questions, and take your comments. The first open house will be held in Springdale, UT on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lion Blvd. beginning at 6:00 p.m. The second open house will be held in Kanab, UT on Friday, August 20, 2010 at the Kanab City Library, 374 N. Main beginning at 5:30 p.m.
To learn more about natural sounds and the National Park Service soundscape management program, please visit the following website: www.nature.nps.gov/natural sounds.
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. Although you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Thank you for your interest in Zion National Park and your participation in the development of the Soundscape Management Plan.
 
Comment Period: Closed        08/02/2010 - 09/07/2010
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