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Smooth brome (Bromus inermis) is a cool-season grass that invades prairies.

Draft Heartland Invasive Plant Management Plan and EA

The National Park Service is making available the DRAFT Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review and comments. The plan addresses resource issues within park boundaries associated with vegetation management in 15 Midwestern parks. Particular attention was placed on eradication, control, and containment of invasive plants. The public is encouraged to review the plan and offer comments on this web site. Comments may also be mailed to

Craig Young
c/o Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
6424 West Farm Road 182
Republic, MO 65738

Three alternatives suggest differing strategies for exotic plant management. Scoping and early consultation provided a number of issues and concerns to be considered in an EA. Other agencies with expertise on resources and management provided their assistance and recommendations. Our Interdisciplinary Team, consisting of park managers and National Park Service subject matter experts, analyzed the potential for impacts on park resources and the human environment and drafted an Environmental Assessment detailing those impacts. The Interdisciplinary Team selected a strategy that would meet the objectives for management and do so in the efficient, effective, and safe manner, protecting resources, human health and safety, and the environment. As part of the process, the National Park Service wants to ensure that it has considered all the concerns held by members of the public. For this reason, we have opened this period of public comment. Thank you for your interest and participation in the decision making process in your parks.
 
Comment Period: Closed        02/05/2013 - 04/01/2013
Document Content:
Appendices for Draft IPMP / EAAppendices for Draft IPMP / EA   (4.6 MB, PDF file)
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