White-tailed Deer Management Plan Record of Decision

The National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the White-tailed Deer Management Plan for Catoctin Mountain Park. On April 17, 2009, the Regional Director, National Capital Region approved the Record of Decision for the project. As soon as practicable, the National Park Service will begin to implement the Preferred Alternative contained in the final environmental impact statement issued on December 12, 2008. The final plan/EIS analyzed four alternatives, including a no action alternative, to support forest regeneration and provide long-term protection, conservation, and restoration of native species and cultural landscapes at Catoctin Mountain Park.

The Record of Decision includes a description of the project's background, a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, findings on impairment of park resources and values, a description of the environmentally preferred alternative, a listing of measures to minimize environmental harm, and an overview of public involvement in the decision-making process.

The signed Record of Decision is provided below for viewing or downloading. Please contact Becky Loncosky at 301-416-0135 if you have any difficulty accessing the files.
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