FODO - Wildland Fire Management Plan and Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) wants to know your thoughts about the proposal to revise the 2003 Fire Management Plan for Fort Donelson National Battlefield (hereafter National Battlefield). The purpose of a revision is to add the use of additional fire management tools/strategies and incorporate battlefield lands acquired since the 2003 Fire Management Plan (FMP). The staff at the National Battlefield is preparing an environmental assessment, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, to analyze impacts to the environment for the proposed project.
The 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 FMP. We are pleased to provide you with this Scoping Document, which describes the proposed action at the National Battlefield that will be analyzed in the upcoming EA. We welcome your input and suggestions.
Brian K. McCutchen, Superintendent