Boxley Valley Comprehensive Area Plan
The Boxley Valley comprehensive area plan (the plan) will provide an overall vision for the future of the Boxley Valley area that aims to decrease crowding and user conflicts, responds to changing visitation preferences, protects cultural and natural resources, and addresses visitor safety concerns. The plan will guide management decision-making by establishing desired conditions for natural and cultural resources, defining appropriate types and kinds of visitor use at various locations, and proposing infrastructure to support those uses. This plan also aims to improve the visitor experience through expanded interpretation and educational programs and facilities.
The National Park Service is asking for public feedback on the preliminary proposed action from May 8th through June 10th, 2017. PLEASE NOTE the comment system will be down for maintenance June 1st-June 4th.
During this period, the public is encouraged to comment on the proposed action and supporting management strategies that are being considered, and to identify issues or concerns. When commenting, please keep in mind that your rationale or reasoning is the most valuable information we can receive, so please be specific. Select "Open for Comment" on the left sidebar to view the project newsletter and provide your thoughts on the possible management strategies. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the address provided at the end of the newsletter.
The National Park Service will host two open house events in Ponca, Arkansas on May 9 and 10 for the public to learn more about this proposal. Select "Meeting Notices" on the left sidebar for more information.
Thank you for your interest and participation in the development of the Boxley Valley comprehensive area plan. We look forward to hearing from you!
Kevin G. Cheri, Superintendent, Buffalo National River