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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

FONSI Signed for Vista Clearing

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Date: April 20, 2009
Contact: Phyllis Trabold, 423.569.2404 ext 247

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area officials have completed the Environmental Assessment - Vista Management Plan: Big South Fork Scenic Railway and determined that the proposed project resulted in a determination of a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) per the National Environmental Policy Act. The Preferred Alternative, Alternative B, Selective Clearing with Exotic Species Removal, was chosen and will be implemented.  National Park Service Southeast Regional Director, David Vela signed the FONSI on April 10, 2009. 

Copies of the final Environmental Assessment Vista Management Plan - Big South Fork Scenic Railway at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area are available by contacting Park Headquarters by phone at 423-569-9778 or via email

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