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ALASKA: NPS Releases Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve-Nabesna ORV Plan DEIS

August 23, 2010 6:00 AM

BLUERIBBON COALITION LANDUSE UPDATE!

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve - Nabesna ORV Management Plan DEIS Now Available

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The National Park Service (NPS) has just announced the release of the Nabesna Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The DEIS evaluates the impacts of several alternatives that would manage ORV use/access in the Nabesna District of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

The DEIS is available electronically on the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/wrst.  A limited number of hard copies of the DEIS will be available for distribution at Park Headquarters in Copper Center, Alaska, or a copy may be requested, as long as supplies last, from Bruce Rogers, Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve, P.O. Box 439, Copper Center, Alaska, 99573. Copies for public review will also be provided to the Glennallen, Alaska library.
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkId=21&projectId=20698&documentID=35478.

The National Park Service (NPS) will accept comments on the DEIS during a 90-day public comment period, which ends November 10, 2010.

Electronic comments may be submitted online in the PEPC website by visiting
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?parkID=21&projectID=20698&documentId=35478

If you wish to submit your written comments in hard copy (e.g. in a letter), you may send them by U.S. Postal Service or other mail delivery service or hand-deliver them to: Bruce Rogers, Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve, P.O. Box 439, Copper Center, Alaska, 99573.

Written comments will also be accepted during the open house style public meetings which will be scheduled at Glennallen, Slana, Tok, Fairbanks, and Anchorage during the public comment period.

Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted.

Dates, times, and specific locations of the public meetings will be announced in press releases, e-mail announcements and on the PEPC website for the project, http://parkplanning.nps.gov/meetingNotices.cfm?parkId=21&projectId=20698.

COMMENT DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 10, 2010

If you have any questions, please call Bruce Rogers at (907)-822-7276.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
Thanks in advance for your support,

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

 


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