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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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General Management Plan Available for Public Comment

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Fall colors as seen from the Pinnacle Overlook

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Date: November 10, 2009
Contact: Mark Woods, (606) 248-2817

The General Management Plan for Cumberland Gap National Historical Park has been posted and is available for public review and comment. It is a plan that will outline the management of the park and its resources. 

According to park superintendent Mark Woods, "The process of putting together this plan began a number of years ago and has involved the input of park visitors, communities surrounding the park, and park partners. We are in the final stages of completing this important document which will provide direction for the park for the next several years."

The final comment period will run until January 4, 2010. The General Management Plan for Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is available at: 

www.nps.gov/cuga/parkmgmt/planning.htm

Did You Know?

Pioneers cross Cumberland Gap

Between 1775 and 1810 some 300,000 settlers crossed Cumberland Gap and began settling the land west of the Appalachians. These brave pioneers were following dreams of prosperity in the wilderness of Kentucky.