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Groundhog Management at Stones River National Battlefield: Long-term Management Plan and EA

The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to implement a Groundhog Management Plan for the earthen walls of Fortress Rosecrans and the Pioneer Brigade rifle pits, the Stones River National Cemetery wall, Hazen Brigade Monument and wall, reconstructed rostrum, and structures essential to park operations at Stones River National Battlefield. The purpose of this environmental assessment (EA) is to analyze potential impacts to the human environment resulting from two alternative approaches to managing groundhogs at these sites. These alternatives are: (1) Alternative A (No action, i.e., do not control groundhog populations), and (2) Alternative B (implement new groundhog management program). Alternative B is the environmentally preferred alternative and NPS' preferred alternative. The impacts from Alternatives A and B range from negligible to moderate. Neither alternative would impair park resources or values.
Comment Period: Closed        02/26/2008 - 03/28/2008
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