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Environmental Assessment: Lower Wildrose Road Rehabilitation and Repair

The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the rehabilitation of 4.8 miles of the Emigrant Canyon Road, commonly referred to as Lower Wildrose Road, in Death Valley National Park, California. The section of road proposed for rehabilitation starts at the junction with Emigrant Canyon Road and Charcoal Kilns Road and ends at the pipe gate at the old National Monument boundary, approximately 1 mile east of the current National Park boundary.

This EA evaluates four alternatives: 1) No Action; 2) Repave Wildrose Road and Widen Existing Road Near Wildrose Station; 3) Repave and Widen Lower Wildrose Road, and Provide Drainage Features and Road Reinforcement at Drainage Crossings; and 4) Repave and Widen Lower Wildrose Road, Provide Drainage Features and Road Reinforcement at Drainage Crossings, and Provide Turn-Out Parking Area for Observing Panamint Daisy Blooming. Alternative 4 is the Park's preferred alternative.

Comments are currently being accepted on this Environmental Assessment document. Comments must be received no later than November 22, 2011, and can be made either in writing to the address below or directly on the website by clicking the comment button above.

Park Superintendent
Death Valley National Park
ATTN: Lower Wildrose Comments
PO Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328
 
Comment Period: Closed        10/20/2011 - 11/22/2011
Document Content:
Lower Wildrose Road Rehabilitation EALower Wildrose Road Rehabilitation EA   (14.2 MB, PDF file)
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