Develop and Implement Cave and Karst Managment Plan and related Environmental Compliance for Mammoth Cave National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is beginning the initial steps in development of a cave and karst management plan and environmental assessment (plan/EA) for Mammoth Cave National Park. During this planning process, the NPS is asking for your input so that we can gain a better understanding of the needs, experiences, and preferences of our park partners, key stakeholders, and visitors. This will help the NPS identify opportunities to meet those needs while also achieving our mission to preserve and protect resources.
Please join us as we embark on this planning process and provide your ideas to help shape the management of the park's underground resources. The public's support and involvement is needed to develop the plan which will evaluate the natural and cultural resource conditions and visitor experiences within the subterranean cave and karst systems to help define desired future conditions and appropriate uses. Please keep in mind this is the beginning of the input process and there will be future opportunities to provide additional input as the planning process moves forward.
At this stage in the planning process, the park is asking for your thoughts on initial components that will shape the plan. Information on the purpose and need for the plan, key issues that need to be addressed, proposed action, preliminary alternative concepts, and proposed updates to cave zones can be found by selecting 'Open for Comment' on the left hand side of this webpage and downloading a PDF of a briefing paper on the planning process so far as well as public meeting posters. Public comments will be reviewed and considered as the plan is further developed.
Public open houses will be held on March 20th and 21st. Please see 'Meeting Notices' for more details.
Thank you for your time and Consideration,