Update Park Fire Management Plan (FMP)
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is in the process of updating its Fire Management Plan (FMP). The FMP pertains to wildland wildfires. The NPS requires that every park with burnable vegetation develop and update regularly a FMP. The fire management plan underwhich the Park currently operates was issued in September 2004. An Environmental Assessment (EA) was created at that time to help guide Park managers in the development of the FMP.
In updating the Carl Sandburg Home FMP, a new environmental assessment will be performed. The assessment takes a close look at environmental conditions within the Park including forest health conditions, amounts of dead and down debris and other burnable forest materials, forest community composition, proximity of historic and non-historic structures to woodland areas, and the relationship of Park wildlands to the surrounding community and urban interface areas. A new EA, the document that analyzes the assessment's findings, will then be created to assist in developing a comprehensive fire management plan.
Your comments are important to us during this assessment phase. We are soliciting any information that you can provide relative to your area of expertise and interest that would aid us in this planning and environmental review process.
Jeri DeYoung, Chief of Resources and Facility Management