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Expanded Non-Native Aquatic Species Management Plan/EA

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on an Expanded Non-native Aquatic Species Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park below the Glen Canyon Dam. Public comments will be accepted for a 30-day period from Sept. 11 to Oct. 11, 2018.

Control measures for expanded non-native aquatic species are needed due to the increase of green sunfish, brown trout and the potential for other harmful non-native aquatic species that threaten downstream native and listed threatened and endangered aquatic species. These non-native species have become an increasing threat from changing conditions since the NPS completed the 2013 NPS Comprehensive Fish Management Plan and the 2016 Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan.

To assist the public in understanding the proposed action and providing comments, the NPS is hosting various meetings to present information on the plan and NPS staff will be available to answer questions. Those meetings include:

Public Webinar:

September 20, 2018
5:00 to 6:30 pm MST (AZ), 6:00 to 7:30 pm MDT (UT/CO),
Call Line 888-790-2024, Passcode 9535626
https://bluejeans.com/7293338944

Open Houses:

September 25, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 pm MST
GCNRA Headquarters
691 Scenic View Drive
Page, AZ 86040

September 26, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 pm MST,
Flagstaff Aquaplex
1702 N. Fourth Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

September 27, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 pm MST
Arizona Game and Fish Department
5000 W Carefree Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85086

The project summary, EA, and associated documents can be found online in the "Documents List" at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/Expanded_Nonnative. A hard copy of the EA can be found at the following library locations:

1. Cline Library
Northern Arizona University
1001 S. Knoles Dr
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022

2. Burton Barr Central Library
1221 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

3. Page Public Library
479 South Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, AZ 86040

4. Grand County Library
Moab Branch
257 E Center Street
Moab, UT 84532

5. Natural Resources Library
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C St NW
Washington, D.C. 20240-0001
 
Comment Period: Closed        09/11/2018 - 10/11/2018
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