The Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website is NPS's primary tool dedicated to facilitating public input into decision making processes. The PEPC website was taken offline during the government shutdown, which prohibited the ability of affected parties and the public to provide comments on any projects or proposals whose comment periods were open between December 21, 2018, and Feb 4, 2019, when PEPC was put back in service. To ensure that the public has ample opportunity to review and comment, the comment period for this proposal will reopen on Feb 4, 2019 and be extended through Feb 20, 2019. Any written comments received or comments entered into PEPC prior to the shutdown will be considered and included in the overall project record.
The National Park Service (NPS) at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Parks) is extending the timeframe for submittals of Requests for Expression of Interest (RFEI) in the exchange of federally owned, improved residential properties at Wilsonia, Kings Canyon National Park, for privately owned, unimproved properties within the boundaries of Parks. This is an opportunity for parties to express interest in making such an exchange with the National Park Service.
The requests will now be considered if they are received by March 9, 2019.
For more information and the RFEI form, see the Request for Expression of Interest, Land Exchanges at Wilsonia document located by clicking "Document List" on the left side of this website.
The purpose of this RFEI is to solicit responses from individuals who may be interested in exchanging their vacant property within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for one of eleven (11) properties improved with residential cabins located in the Wilsonia Historic District (District) within Kings Canyon National Park. The NPS objective is to help preserve the residential cabins within the District at Wilsonia by offering interested and qualified parties an opportunity to acquire them by exchange for undeveloped land in Wilsonia or other areas of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. All historic properties that are exchanged through this process are to be maintained in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (see https://www.nps.gov/tps/standards/treatment-guidelines-2017.pdf)
The land exchanges are part of the implementation of the Plan for the Disposition of NPS-owned Cabins within Wilsonia, approved on February 13, 2014. Legal authority for exchanges at the Parks is contained in the Land & Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCF) (Public Law 88-578, et seq.) (54 U.S.C. 102901).
Attn: Wilsonia Land Exchange
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271-9700
Fax: (559) 565-4202