Contact: Chuck Bitting, 870-365-2762
BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER
402 N WALNUT
HARRISON, AR 72601
For Immediate Release
Contact:Chuck Bitting: email@example.com
BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER ANNOUNCES OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT FOR FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Buffalo National River (BNR) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) and is seeking public comment for the proposed Facilities Improvements project to determine if the project could potentially result in any significant impacts to the natural or human environment. BNR has also prepared a Floodplains Statement of Findings in accordance with Director's Order 77-2: Floodplain Management.
The purpose of the project is to improve vehicle and pedestrian access to the river at Rush and Hasty Landings, provide parking space at the Spring Creek Trailhead, and improvements to the Lost Valley Trail for hiker safety and to ensure compliance with standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
At this time, we are initiating a public review period for the EA and the Floodplain Statement of Findings that will be open for 30 days. During this review period, the public is invited to identify any issues or concerns they may have with the proposed project and effects analysis presented in the EA. A limited number of printed copies of the EA may be found at the Boone County Public Library and BNR Headquarters in Harrison, AR. An electronic copy of the EA may be found and comments may be submitted online at:http://parkplanning.nps.gov/buff or by mailing them to: Facilities Improvements EA at the address above.
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Did You Know?
Did you know that there are no dams found on the Buffalo National River. In fact, a number of people realized this and fought to keep the river untouched by dam builders. On March 1, 1972, Congress established Buffalo National River as the country's first national river.