Curecanti Resource Protection Study
In 1999, Congress requested the National Park Service to conduct a study and make recommendations that would better conserve the natural, cultural, recreational, and scenic resources within and surrounding Curecanti National Recreation Area. The preliminary results of this study were presented in detail in a Draft Resource Protection Study/Environmental Impact Statement, which was distributed for public review and comment from July 17 to October 22, 2007, during which time public meetings were held. Following an analysis of the written comments that were received, changes were made to the draft document to produce the Final Resource Protection Study/Environmental Impact Statement. The Notice of Availability (NOA) for this document was published in the Federal Register on October 3 and October 6, 2008.
On April 13, 2009, the Notice of Availability for the Record of Decision was published in the Federal Register. The Selected Action is Alternative 2 (Proposed Action) from the Final Resource Protection Study/Environmental Impact Statement. The publication of the Notice of Availability for the Record of Decision concludes the compliance portion of the Curecanti Resource Protection Study (RPS).
On October 16, 2009, a Report to Congress summarizing the study's recommendations was transmitted to the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands. Implementation of the Selected Action will require enactment of legislation and appropriation of funding; however, it will be up to Congress to decide what actions to take, if any.
All of the above mentioned documents can be found by clicking on "Document List" located on the left side of this page.
Thank you for your continued interest in Curecanti National Recreation Area. If you have questions regarding the study and its recommendations, please feel free to contact us.
Constance A. Rudd, Superintendent
Curecanti National Recreation Area
NRA Headquarters: (970) 641-2337 ext. 0
October 21, 2009