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National Park Service Seeks Public Input on Draft General Management Plan and Wilderness Study
Contact: Yvonne Menard, 805-659-5725
Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Russell Galipeau invites the public to learn about the Draft General Management Plan and Wilderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement for Channel Islands National Park.
The National Park Service will be hosting two open houses to solicit public review and comment on this document that will provide overall guidance for the park over the next 25 to 40 years. The draft plan is available at Park Planning.
The open house events will be held in Ventura and Santa Barbara on:
Tuesday, December 3
Wednesday, December 4
The plan has a no action alternative and two action alternatives that describe how the park would be managed for visitor experience and safety, commercial services, resource protection, and park operations. Alternative 3, the NPS preferred alternative, would enhance visitor experience and park operations while continuing to provide a high level of resource protection.
Public comments must be received by Thursday, January 9, 2014. They may be sent via traditional mail or electronic mail at the below address or planning website:
Greg Jarvis, Project Manager
For more information and to submit comments visit Park Planning.
Did You Know?
The Channel Islands are often called the "North American Galapagos" because they are home to over 150 endemic or unique species.