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Lehman Caves Management Plan

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The National Park Service (NPS) is developing a Lehman Caves Management Plan/Environmental Assessment for Great Basin National Park (GRBA).

The primary goal of the Lehman Caves Management Plan is to manage the cave in a manner that will preserve and protect cave resources and processes while allowing for respectful recreation and scientific use. More specifically, the intent of this plan is to manage Lehman Caves to maintain its geological, scenic, educational, cultural, biological, hydrological, paleontological, and recreational resources in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and current guidelines such as the FCRPA, 43 CFR Part 37, and National Park Service Management Policies.

The plan was open for public comment from May 15 to June 14. A public meeting was held at Great Basin National Park on June 3, 2019. Based on reviews, the plan was revised and an environmental assessment (EA) for it completed. This EA is open for public review from July 15 to August 14, 2019.

In addition, a Wild Caves and Karst Management Plan EA will be available for public review during the same time period, and is available on the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website:

Contact Information
Gretchen Baker, 775-234-7541