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Draft Alternatives - Trail Management Plan

The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to participate and provide comments on the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Trail Management Plan Draft Alternatives.

Six draft alternatives have been developed for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park's Trail Management Plan. These alternatives may be considered for evaluation. These initial alternatives are organized to reflect the input from public scoping. Each alternative reflects a trail experience theme for the park visitor. A brief description of the Alternatives is found in the Press Release below.

The NPS has prepared a Trail Management Plan Workbook to provide a progress report of the planning process to date and a full description and maps of the Draft Alternatives. There were a series of public meetings in September 2010 to learn more about these Alternatives.

This document is available for download below. We encouraged the public to review the workbook thoroughly and provide their comments on the Draft Alternatives online during the public scoping period, which ended on January 14, 2011. The park is considering all input received and is now revising the set of final Alternatives to be evaluated in the EIS.

NOTICE: A technical glitch was preventing some Internet browsers from seeing the Workbook link until September 20th.

UPDATE (9/23/10): A revised Workbook was posted September 23rd that contains corrections to the table on Pages 18-19.

UPDATE (10/4/10): We have posted a set of Frequently Asked Questions (and our answers) from the public meetings.

UPDATE (12/6/10): We have extended the comment period to January 14, 2011 to allow those who may have missed the September 13-October 30, 2010 comment period to provide input.

UPDATE (1/20/11): The comment period for this document closed on January 14, 2011.

Comment Period: Closed        09/13/2010 - 01/14/2011
Topic Questions Instructions:
Please review the Trail Management Plan Workbook and answer any or all of the questions below. Whenever possible, please cite the specific trail element ID number (found on the left side of the maps) you are commenting on to help us better understand your comments.

To provide your comment, click the 'Comment on Document' button above and fill in the online forms. Thank you.
Topic Questions:
1. Are the goals and objectives clear and appropriate?
2. What do you like or dislike about each of the Alternatives?
3. Do the Themes, Actions and Alternatives address the purpose, need, and goals of the plan?
4. What actions or elements from the Alternatives could be combined, mixed or matched to create an optimum trail system?
5. Are there additional elements that should be addressed in the Plan/EIS?
6. Do you have other comments or issues related to the Plan/EIS?
Document Content:
Trail Management Plan WorkbookTrail Management Plan Workbook   (3.6 MB, PDF file)
Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions   (59.8 KB, PDF file)
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