Fort Raleigh NHS General Management Plan
The development of a general management plan (GMP) for Fort Raleigh will lay a foundation for the long term direction of the site. The last day to comment is June 4, 2013. A GMP provides a vision for the future of a park and a practical framework for decision making. It represents the broadest level of planning conducted by the National Park Service.
We invite you to provide comment on the Fort Raleigh draft GMP and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). You can provide comments to us via three different methods:
1. The public open house meeting on April 30, 2013 from 3 pm to 7 pm at the US Fish & Wildlife Gateway Visitor Center, 100 Conservation Way, Manteo, NC 27954 (near the entrance to Fort Raleigh NHS). There will be a brief presentation followed by an open house session where park staff and planners will answer questions about the draft GMP.
2. The NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website. You can find a copy of the Draft GMP/EIS here in the Document List link.
3. By writing to the directly to the park:
You can view or download and print a copy of the draft GMP/EIS on the PEPC website in the Document List link.
Thank you for your interest in the park and we look forward to your comments!
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Did You Know?
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