National Historic Preservation Act Assessment of Effect - East Fork Area Improvement and Use


Denali National Park and Preserve (DENA) is planning a project to turn traffic around at the East Fork of the Toklat Bridge and to use the East Fork Cabin site for interpretation during an extended period of restricted access on the Park Road.

Section 106 of the NHPA requires federal agencies to take into account the effects of their projects on historic properties. Based on our review, this project would adversely affect historic properties. We have reached the NHPA, Section 106, determination of "Historic Properties Adversely Affected" (36 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 800.5). Public comments were received through January 6th, 2022 and a memorandum of agreement (MOA) was developed between DENA and the State Historic Preservation Officer to mitigate the adverse effects of this project, as well as the Polychrome Area Improvements project (https://parkplanning.nps.gov/polychrome).

A full description of the proposed project and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 determination can be found in the "NHPA Assessment of Effect - East Fork Area Improvement and Use" attachment. Note that some project details have been updated since the public review period.

Phoebe Gilbert
Cultural Resources Program Manager
Denali National Park and Preserve
907-505-9157
phoebe_gilbert@nps.gov
 
Comment Period: Closed        12/06/2021 - 01/06/2022
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