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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Draft Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Comment

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Date: August 1, 2011
Contact: Miriam Valentine, (907) 733-9102

The Draft Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be available for public review and comment beginning Monday, August 1, announced Superintendent Paul Anderson. The draft plan describes two action alternatives and a no action alternative for managing vehicle use on the 92 mile long Denali Park Road for the next 15-20 years.

"We have developed a reasonable range of alternatives for consideration that are responsive to the significant issues identified through the public involvement process," stated Superintendent Anderson. "The goal of this plan is to provide a high quality experience for visitors, protect wilderness resources, wildlife, and scenic values, and maintain the unique character of the park road."

The National Park Service is hosting a series of public meetings in August and September to discuss the draft alternatives and answer questions. Meetings will be held in Denali National Park, Fairbanks, and Anchorage. The meeting dates and times are being finalized and will be available soon at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/dena. Members of the public are invited to attend and share their suggestions and comments with park staff.

The draft document is available online at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/dena. Comments will be accepted through October 31, 2011 and can be submitted through the same website, faxed to (907) 733-1465, or mailed to the address below:

Superintendent
Denali National Park and Preserve
ATTN: Vehicle Management Plan
P.O. Box 588
Talkeetna, AK 99676

For additional information on the plan contact Miriam Valentine at (907) 733-9102 or via email.
 

Did You Know?

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In 1908, Charles Sheldon – a hunter and naturalist – described in his journal the idea of a park that would allow visitors to enjoy the beauty he saw while visiting Alaska. In 1917 his vision became reality, with the creation of Mount McKinley National Park.