Final General Management Plan - February 2008
This Final Chickasaw National Recreation Area General Management Plan was
developed based on the recreation area's Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Assessment, which was published in March 2007. The final plan does not include all of the chapters and NEPA compliance text that was included in the environmental assessment. Specifically, "Affected Environment" (chapter 3), "Environmental Consequences" (chapter 4), and the alternatives that were considered in the environmental assessment (chapter 2) are not included in this final plan. (For these details, see the Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Assessment.)
This final plan focuses on 1) the foundation for the general management plan (e.g., purpose of and need for a plan, the recreation area's purposes and significance, NPS mandates and policies, and issues and concerns for the plan); and 2) the plan the National Park Service will implement at Chickasaw National Recreation Area (including management prescriptions [zones] and management directions that will be followed in specific parts of the recreation area). A list of preparers, the finding of no significant impact (FONSI) (appendix A), the decision document signed by the Intermountain regional director approving the plan (appendix B), a copy of the recreation area's enabling legislation (appendix C), the USFW Service Section 7 Consultation (appendix D), and the Cultural Landscape Report Recommendations for Platt Historic District (appendix E) are included in this final plan.