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Governors Island National Monument General Management Plan

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Consistent with National Park Service (NPS) laws, regulations, and policies, and the purpose of the National Monument, the Final General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) describes the NPS preferred alternative—Alternative D: Harbor Partnership—to guide the management of the National Monument over the next 15 to 20 years. The preferred alternative incorporates various management prescriptions to ensure protection, access and enjoyment of the park's resources.

The Final GMP/EIS describes the NPS preferred alternative and the potential environmental consequences of implementing the preferred alternative. Impact topics include the cultural, natural, and socioeconomic environments. The Final GMP/EIS contains NPS responses to public comments on the Draft GMP/EIS (see Appendix I), and copies of agency correspondence and substantive comment letters.

To read the Final GMP with the public comments, click the "Document List" in the left column of this webpage.

On April 7, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency published a Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Final GMP/EIS for the Governors Island National Monument in the Federal Register. After thirty days from the publication of the NOA, the National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision (ROD) for the this planning document.

Contact Information
Patti Reilly, Superintendent
Governors Island National Monument
10 South Street - Slip 7
New York NY 10004-1921