General Management Plan - City of Rocks National Reserve
It is with great pleasure that we share with you the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for City of Rocks National Reserve. When it comes to planning the future of our precious national parks, we should be thorough, methodical, and sure of the long-term decisions that we make. We must by necessity move with care and consideration. This document is the result of five years of public input, research, field assessments, and discussions with stakeholders and our operating partners.
This draft general management plan and environmental impact statement reflects a comprehensive framework for the management of City of Rocks National Reserve. Four alternatives for management are presented, including a continuation of the strategy implemented over the last 20 years. In consideration of the four alternatives, the National Park Service and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation have agreed on a preferred alternative.
Now it is your turn to read, consider, and determine if the direction we are headed is where you also want to go. The preferred alternative is conservative and considerate of the values we all share for City of Rocks. This document is a lengthy read, but we have provided an Executive Summary at the beginning for those who prefer a concise overview, while including greater detail in the body of the plan.
The full document, as well as the executive summary newsletter, can be downloaded at the "Document List" link on the left.
A 60-day comment period, forthcoming public meetings, and a final writing of the general management plan will follow the release of this draft document.
Comments may be submitted in several ways:
We prefer that readers submit written comments through this website by clicking the "Open For Comment" tab on the left side of this webpage, and then selecting "Draft GMP/EIS" and "Comment Now."
—E-mails may be sent to: CIRO_GMP@nps.gov
—Letters may be sent to:
National Park Service
Attn: City of Rocks NR GMP/EIS
909 First Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104
—A postage-paid comment form included in the City of Rocks National Reserve GMP/EIS Newsletter #4.
In addition, we invite you to participate in one of the public meetings held on May 6 and 7 in Twin Falls and Almo, Idaho. You can access the public meeting information by clicking the "Meeting Notices" tab on the left side of this webpage.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask them. If you cannot find what you're looking for, send me an email at Wallace_Keck@partner.nps.gov or call me at 208-824-5911.
I hope you will take comfort as I do that when the
plan is completed, City of Rocks National Reserve will be managed in such a way that future generations will applaud the efforts we made together.
Wallace F. Keck
City of Rocks National Reserve