Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC)
What's new for Cuyahoga Valley National Park?
Cuyahoga Valley National Park's First Mountain Bike Trail
To learn more about the East Rim mountain biking trail and see updates about the construction, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org/EastRim.
NPS Releases Final White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The NPS has identified Alternative D as the preferred alternative. This alternative includes a combination of lethal and nonlethal actions. Sharpshooting and limited capture/euthanasia would be used initially to quickly reduce deer herd numbers.Then, population maintenance could be conducted either via nonsurgical reproductive control methods, if certain criteria are met, or by sharpshooting. Both of these population maintenance methods are retained as options in order to maintain maximum flexibility for future management.
Following a 30-day waiting period beginning on the date the EPA publishes a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register, the alternative or actions constituting the approved plan will be documented in a record of decision that will be signed by the Regional Director of the Midwest Region.
The final plan/EIS is available on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/CUVAdeerplan. A limited number of hard copies are available at the park upon request. Please contact LisaPetit, PhD, Chief, Resource Management at 440-546-5970 or e-mail us with any questions.
TRAILS FOREVER Program
TRAILS FOREVER is a multifaceted program that builds on existing strengths of Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and our volunteers. Its purpose is to ensure that CVNP has a top-quality trail system, in perpetuity, insulated from fluctuations in federal funding by a strong base of local support.
Click here to learn more about TRAILS FOREVER.