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Conceptual Alternatives Newsletter

In 2009, we asked for public feedback regarding values, issues and concerns about Death Valley's wilderness and backcountry resources. We heard from over 100 individuals and organizations. Since then, we have taken those thoughts, along with detailed resource inventories, a recent visitor use study, and the ideas of our planning team and have developed four draft alternatives. This Conceptual Alternatives Newsletter provides an overview of those alternatives.

The purpose of this document is to share these draft alternatives and invite feedback and comments before going onto the next steps of the planning process. Comments are welcome throughout the planning process, though are most beneficial if received by May 1st, 2011.

The document will also be available at the following locations for review: Inyo County Planning Dept., Inyo County Library (Lone Pine and Bishop), Interagency Visitor Center in Lone Pine, all Visitors Centers within Death Valley National Park, Kern County Library in Ridgecrest, and Nye County Library (Amargosa and Pahrump), and on the park's website at

Please also visit the interactive map of the conceptual alternatives by selecting 'Links' on the left side of the screen and then following the link to the maps.
Comment Period: Closed        Apr 1, 2011 - May 1, 2011
Document Content:
Conceptual Alternatives Newsletter   (3.7 MB, PDF file)
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