Nationwide Multi-Unit Fire Management Plan / Environmental Assessment
Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations require federal agencies to invite public involvement prior to making a decision on proposed actions that may affect the environment. "Scoping" is an early and open process that ensures a full range of issues, related to a proposed action, are identified and that all significant issues are addressed. Scoping provides the opportunity for federal, state, and local agencies; elected officials; members of the public; and tribal governments to present additional background and technical information that could improve the analysis and resulting FMPs. We are pleased to provide you with this Scoping Document, which describes the proposed action that will be analyzed in the upcoming EA.
The National Park Service (NPS) wants to know your thoughts about the proposed mechanical treatments, prescribed fire, and wildfire management actions for 28 park units across the nation. Each of the 28 park units will prepare or update its own fire management plan (FMP), but one environmental assessment (EA) will serve as the overall analysis of potential environmental impacts that could result from the proposed actions.