Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan

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The National Park Service is pleased to announce the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - Curecanti National Recreation Area Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan/Environmental Assessment (plan/EA). The FONSI, signed by the NPS regional director for Interior Regions 6, 7, and 8 on December 12, 2022, describes the selected action and explains why the plan will have no significant effects on the natural, cultural, or human environment. Therefore, an environmental impact statement will not be prepared.

The FONSI is based on the plan/EA, as well as the comments received from the public, other stakeholders, agencies, and staff during the public review period that concluded August 4, 2022. The FONSI summarizes the public comments received, responds to those comments, identifies changes to the text in the plan/EA as a result of the comments, and includes the non-impairment determination required by NPS policy.

A stand-alone backcountry and wilderness management plan with updated language reflecting NPS responses to public comments is being prepared. The public will be notified via press release and social media when the final version of the plan is available on the project PEPC website linked above.

Contact Information

Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP-Curecanti NRA
Attention: Superintendent Stuart West
102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230