Park wide Road Maintenance and Modification
This Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates two alternatives: a no action alternative and an action alternative. The no action alternative describes the current condition if no road maintenance was to occur, and no parking lots were expanded nor pulloffs formalized and turnarounds constructed. The action alternative addresses the rehabilitation, restoring and resurfacing of paved road as well as expanding parking and providing opportunities to move visitors safely through the park.
The EA was prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act to provide the decision-making framework that 1) analyzes a reasonable range of alternatives to meet objectives of the proposal, 2) evaluates potential issues and impacts to Arches National Park resources and values, and 3) identifies mitigation measures to lessen the degree or extent of these impacts.
The EA is now available for a 30 day public review period. If you wish to comment on the EA, you may post comments online on this site or mail comments to: Planning and Compliance Coordinator, Southeast Utah Group, National Park Service, 2282 S. West Resource Blvd, Moab, Utah 84532.
Planning and Compliance
The National Park Service (NPS) prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the effects of conducting improvements to the park road, pullouts and parking lots within Arches National Park which would start in 2013 with the majority of the work occuring in 2018.