UTAH & ARIZONA - NPS Announces Off-road Vehicle Management Plan and DEIS

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January 06, 2014 9:35 PM

UTAH & ARIZONA - NPS Announces Off-road Vehicle Management Plan and DEIS

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the release of the Off-road Vehicle Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/DEIS) for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Glen Canyon).

The Plan/DEIS analyzes a range of alternatives and actions for managing off-road use of motor vehicles and on-road use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and street-legal all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The Plan/DEIS seeks to provide clear management direction to preserve Glen Canyon's scientific, scenic, and historic features; provide for the recreational use and enjoyment of the area and promote the resources and values for which the areas was established as a unit of the national park system. An electronic copy may be downloaded at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/glca-orvplan.

Comments should be submitted online using the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) system. Written comments may also be submitted to: Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, ORV Plan/DEIS, PO Box I 507, Page, AZ 86040-1507 or delivered to Glen Canyon headquarters at 691 Scenic View Drive, Page, AZ. Comments must be received or postmarked no later than March 4, 2014. Comments should NOT be submitted by email.

The public is invited to attend an Open House to find out more about the Plan/DEIS and the alternatives. The Open House will be held Tuesday, February 12, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Headquarters, located at 691 Scenic View Drive in Page, AZ. NPS staff will make a short presentation at 4:30p.m. and 5:30 p.m. You may provide written comments in person at the Open House.

Additional open houses are planned in Blanding, Escalante, Kanab and Salt Lake City, UT. See the Plan/DEIS website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/glca-orvplan for information on times and locations.

Printed copies of the Plan/DEIS are available at some local libraries (Page, Blanding, Escalante and Kanab). For additional assistance in obtaining a copy of the Plan/DEIS, please contact them at (928) 608-6209 or via email at brian_carey@nps.gov.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

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

 

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