The Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website is NPS's primary tool dedicated to facilitating public input into decision making processes. The PEPC website was taken offline during the government shutdown, which prohibited the ability of affected parties and the public to provide comments on any projects or proposals whose comment periods were open between December 21, 2018, and Feb 4, 2019, when PEPC was put back in service. To ensure that the public has ample opportunity to review and comment, the comment period for this proposal will reopen on Feb 4, 2019 and be extended through Feb 15, 2019. Any written comments received or comments entered into PEPC prior to the shutdown will be considered and included in the overall project record.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks would like your input on the production documents for the Lodgepole Visitor Center exhibit project. The updated documents are available for viewing by clicking "Open for Comment" on the left side of the screen, and clicking on "Lodgepole Visitor Center Production Documents 1."
The current exhibits were installed in the 1960s as part of the National Park Service's Mission 66 project, and are well beyond their intended lifespan. This project is funded through entrance fee revenue, and is an investment the park is excited to make for visitor enjoyment.
"This is an exciting opportunity to create exhibits that tell the story of our extensive and varied landscapes. Lodgepole is not only a popular place for campers, but also a starting point for wilderness trips," said Colleen Bathe, Chief of Interpretation, Education, and Partnerships. "We envision exhibits that engage people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds."
The project is a collaboration between Sequoia and Kings Canyon, exhibit planners from the National Park Service's Harpers Ferry Center, and the Sequoia Parks Conservancy. Tribal partners have also been involved in the development of themes for the exhibits, and will continue to provide input throughout the project.
Erika Williams 559-565-3729