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Preliminary Concepts Newsletter

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With the goal of protecting the park's fundamental resources and values, the National Nark Service (NPS) has developed several preliminary concepts for management of the Schoodic Peninsula and Mount Desert Island. During the scoping phase of this planning effort in the summer of 2015, the NPS received about 300 correspondences from individuals and organizations, expressing a wide range of ideas for future management of transportation in the park. These ideas have been used to help develop the range of preliminary concepts presented in this newsletter. This newsletter also outlines the No Action Alternative, which reflects a continuation of current management practices within the park.
 
Comment Period: Closed        10/12/2016 - 11/30/2016
Topic Questions Instructions:
Public comments will be used to refine and finalize these preliminary concepts into the range of formal alternatives that will be presented and their effects analyzed in the draft plan/EIS. It is important to note that a preferred alternative has not been identified at this stage of the planning process. Once fully developed, one of these preliminary concepts could be selected as the NPS preferred alternative; or a new alternative could emerge that combines elements from some or all of these preliminary concepts.

We invite you to review this newsletter and offer your comments, especially on the specific management strategies presented in each preliminary concept. In particular, we would appreciate your responses to the following questions.
Topic Questions:
1. Which specific strategies in the preliminary concepts do you think should be carried forward to best achieve the purpose and address the need for the plan? Why do you think these strategies should be carried forward?
2. Which specific strategies in the preliminary concepts do you think would not achieve the purpose and address the need for the plan? Why do you think these strategies should not be carried forward?
3. Are there other strategies that should be included in the preliminary concepts that are not already presented? If so, which strategies and why should they be considered?
4. What other comments or suggestions do you have?
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