The National Park Service in cooperation with the Army Corps of Engineers has developed an Environmental Assessment for the Remediation of Selected Contaminated Mine Drainage Sites in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in McCreary County, Ky. The proposed reclamation sites are located near Blue Heron. The purpose of this document is to analyze the impacts to park resources as a result of contaminated mine drainage remediation. Contaminated mine remediation would help improve water quality and aquatic habitat in the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. The public comment period will begin on June 20, 2016 and will continue for 30 days. The Environmental Assessment can be viewed at the McCreary County Library or a hard copy can be requested from Park Headquarters at (423) 569-9778. The document will also be available online on the park's website at https://www.nps.gov/biso/learn/management/publicinvolvement.htm
. For additional information and questions, a public briefing session will be held at the National Park Service Stearns Ranger Station on June 30, 2016 from 4 to 6 pm, eastern. The National Park Service Stearns Ranger Station is located at 300 Wilburn K. Ross Highway in Stearns, Kentucky. For more information call Park Headquarters at (423) 569-9778.
Chief of Resource Management