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Alaska Coastal Park Units Fire Management Plan

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The National Park Service (NPS) proposes an Alaska Region Coastal Park Units Fire Management Plan (FMP) Environmental Assessment (EA) for the following park units: Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve (ANIA), Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (GLBA), Kenai Fjords National Park (KEFJ), Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (KLGO), which includes the Chilkoot National Historic Trail, and Sitka National Historical Park (SITK).

The purpose in taking action is to create park-specific FMPs in order to meet the most current NPS and federal policies. The need for taking action is to have a plan that would reduce the risk of wildfire to human communities, provide park managers direction and guidance to assist when making decisions related to wildland fire activities, and maintain or restore the integrity of park ecosystems. The NPS' preferred alternative proposes the use of mechanical and prescribed fire treatments to establish defensible space in Wildland Urban Interface designated areas in all park units and expanded fuels treatment options in KEFJ and KLGO, to adopt a range of wildfire response (e.g., immediate suppression vs. periodic surveillance) dependent on geographical area in line with inter-agency partners, and to meet NPS policy within all five coastal AK park units.

The public comment period is open from June 20, 2024 through July 21, 2024.

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