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Bryce Canyon Vegetation Management Plan EA

The Vegetation Management Plan EA evaluates the beneficial and adverse impacts which implementation of a comprehensive strategy to manage exotic plant species and conserve natural vegetative communities in the park may have on the natural and cultural resources of Bryce Canyon. Focusing on the effects of exotic plant removal, plant rehabilitation activities, and rare plant monitoring/conservation efforts, this environmental assessment provides information which will allow the park to better protect and conserve the existing natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations while implementing activities to preserve and restore native plant communities.

In January 2009, the park solicited help from the public in identifying issues associated with the development of a vegetation management plan in the park and in identifying alternatives to consider during the EA process. The NPS used information gathered from the public; Federal, State and local agencies; and data generated by the NPS to complete the EA. The EA analyzes a no action alternative, an action alternative that would allow for vegetation management utilizing a broad-scale integrated pest management approach (NPS Preferred Alternative), and a modified action alternative that restricts certain exotic plant control methods.

Bryce Canyon invites the public to comment on this environmental assessment. The comment review period for the Vegetation Management Plan EA is April 13 – May 15, 2010. Comments may be submitted using the PEPC website, emailed to brca_superintendent@nps.gov, or submitted in writing at the address below.

Superintendent
Bryce Canyon National Park Attn: Vegetation Management Plan EA
P.O. Box 640201
Bryce Canyon, UT 84764
 
Comment Period: Closed        04/13/2010 - 05/15/2010
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