Lake Clark GMP Update Public Meetings
The National Park Service is developing a general management plan (GMP) revision for Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. This plan will provide direction for managing the park and preserve over the next 15 to 20 years. For more information on the planning process and the management alternatives developed so far, please see the alternatives newsletter.
As part of the planning process, the park will be hosting public meetings in Spring 2012 to present the preliminary alternatives for park management developed and to solicit comments and ideas from the public. In addition to the traditional public meetings that will be conducted, we will also be doing a virtual public meeting using social media.
In-Person Public Meetings
This spring, the park will host meetings with the public to hear your ideas, concerns, and thoughts about the alternative concepts and draft management zones. Open houses will be held in Anchorage, Soldotna, and Homer, Alaska. In addition, park staff will continue to visit local communities in the region to hear the ideas and concerns of local residents.
- Tuesday, April 10, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
95 Sterling Highway
Homer, AK 99603
- Wednesday, April 11, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Donald E. Gilman River Center
514 Funny River Road
Soldotna, AK 99669
- Thursday, April 12, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Campbell Creek Science Center
5600 Science Center Drive
Anchorage, AK 99507
Virtual Public Meeting
In addition to the traditional in-person public meetings, the NPS will also be conducting a virtual public meeting using social media tools on Thursday, April 26 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. This is not a replacement for the in-person meetings, but a supplemental way for the park to reach out to people who may not be easily contacted through traditional outreach methods. Lake Clark's superintendent, Joel Hard, members of the planning team, and other Lake Clark staff will be available to answer questions via Facebook and Twitter regarding the planning process, the park's goals and current management, and other topics of interest to the public. Visit the Alaska NPS Facebook page or Twitter feed for more details and to participate in the meeting.
How to Get Involved
Your ideas and concerns on the preliminary alternative concepts and zones for managing the park are welcomed and encouraged. Comments can be sent by mail, shared at a public meeting, or submitted electronically (email address listed below). Please consider the questions listed on the enclosed comment form in addition to any other thoughts and ideas. Receiving your input before May 8 will allow us to learn from you before we continue to refine general management plan amendment.
Share your comments electronically:
Complete the electronic version of the comment form on the web here.
Share your comments at an open house:
You can provide your comments (verbally or in writing) at the upcoming open houses. We invite you to attend one of the open houses to talk with the planning team firsthand about your ideas, experiences, and questions. The open house schedule is listed above.
Mail your comment form or letters to:
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve — GMP Amendment
240 W. 5th Ave, Suite 236
Anchorage, AK 99501