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    Channel Islands

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Public Comment Period Extended on Draft General Management Plan and Wilderness Study

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Date: January 7, 2014
Contact: Yvonne Menard, 805-658-5725

Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Russell Galipeau has extended the deadline for public comment on the Draft General Management Plan and Wilderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement for Channel Islands National Park.


The public will now have an additional 30 days to submit comments by February 8, 2014. Comments can be sent via traditional mail or electronic mail at the below address or planning website:   

Greg Jarvis, Project Manager 
National Park Service Denver Service Center, Planning 
12795 W. Alameda Parkway 
Denver, CO 80225   

For more information and to submit comments visit: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/chis

Select General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/EIS  

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