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EA to address flood repairs and accessibility at Lost Valley Trail and Bridge

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The National Park Service (NPS) has published an Environmental Assessment (EA) and is seeking public and agency input for the proposed Lost Valley Flood Repairs project to determine if the project could potentially result in any significant impacts to the natural or human environment. The EA evaluates potential impacts to the natural, cultural, and human environment from construction and operations activities related to the proposed action. The NPS is seeking comments from the public and agencies to help identify issues and concerns for the project.

The purpose of the project is to relocate a portion of the Lost Valley hiking trail outside of the Clark Creek floodplain; construct the relocated portion of the trail to meet Architectural Barriers Act standards; install a new bridge from the parking lot over Clark Creek; remove the handicap campsite adjacent to the previous bridge location; and permanently close the campground and restore the area to its pre-development native condition.

At this time, we are initiating a public scoping period that will be open for 30 days. During this scoping period, the public is invited to identify any issues or concerns they may have with the proposed project. Additional information may be found and comments may be submitted online at: or by mailing them to: Lost Valley EA at the following address:
Buffalo National River, 402 N. Walnut, Suite 136, Harrison, Arkansas 72601

Because of the delays caused by the Federal government shutdown, the comment period has been extended till November 4, 2013

Contact Information
Bill Osterhaus
Chief of Facility Management
Buffalo National River
402 North Walnut Suite 136
Harrison, AR