Golden Spike NHS, General Management Plan

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Dear Friend of Golden Spike National Historic Site,

I am writing to announce the start of a comprehensive planning effort for Golden Spike National Historic Site. The result will be a new General Management Plan to guide how we develop, manage, and interpret the cultural and natural resources of the national historic site and to provide for visitors over the next 15 to 20 years.

Previous planning documents for Golden Spike are outdated and do not adequately address the many complex issues currently requiring management decisions. As a long term vision for the management of the national historic site, the General Management Plan will provide guidance and set the direction for subsequent, more narrowly focused planning efforts. However, the plan will not include specific facility designs, resolve all park issues, or guarantee funding for the actions proposed in the approved plan.

We invite your participation in this effort to develop a General Management Plan for Golden Spike National Historic Site. It is important for the planning team to learn from you early in the process so that we can address your ideas and concerns. A variety of ways for sharing your thoughts are available:

• Return the comment card.
• Mail your written comments to
Golden Spike National Historic Site
P.O. Box 897
Brigham City, Utah 84302-0897
• Comment via this website by selecting the "Open for Public Comment" link on the left.
• Attend any of our public meetings, locations, dates, and times to be announced.

Throughout the approximately 3-4 year planning effort we will arrange public meetings at key stages of the planning process, publish newsletters to keep you informed, and provide numerous opportunities for members of the public to review and comment on the ideas and solutions that evolve. Please join us in this important endeavor as we define how to preserve and manage Golden Spike National Historic Site.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Leslie Crossland