An Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared to study potential effects related to implementing the Facility Revitalization Plan, which will occur in multiple phases over 20 years or more. The park sought public comment on the Facility Revitalization Plan and Environmental Assessment from August 16 to September 14, 2022. Additional project information is available in a storymap format for viewing here: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/389151a4e32b4662a256b541634f3503
The park hosted two public meetings on August 23 and 24, 2022, and the public was invited to attend one or both of these meetings to learn about the plan and EA.
A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was developed following the public comment period and was signed by the NPS Midwest Regional Director (Interior Regions 3, 4, and 5) on November 2, 2022. The NPS selected Alternative 2, Implementation of Facility Revitalization Plan. Public comments are summarized and addressed in the FONSI.
To view the FONSI, click on the Document List or visit https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=167&projectID=97300&documentID=124613
For more information, see the Theodore Roosevelt National Park website at:https://www.nps.gov/thro/getinvolved/facility-revitalization-plan.htm
Angela Richman, Superintendent
Theodore Roosevelt National Park has developed a Facility Revitalization Plan for the purpose of revitalizing facilities, improving infrastructure, and helping to preserve Theodore Roosevelt's life and legacy. The plan establishes a foundation for long-term capital improvements that will reduce deferred maintenance burden and benefit visitors through updated facilities and enhanced visitor services. The plan defines potential uses and functions for the Medora entrance campus, Peaceful Valley Ranch historic site, Painted Canyon Visitor Center area, Elkhorn Ranch Unit, and North Unit entrance area campus. The plan coordinates interrelationships among uses, site resources, and facilities to establish a consistent, unified character for development and to establish a decision-making framework for capital improvements, preservation, and development.