• Gettysburg National Military Park


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Public Involvement

Gettysburg National Military Park welcomes public input regarding park operations and proposals. There are several ways for your voice to be heard, by comment cards that you can fill out during your visit or by e-mail on the park contact page.

The public is also invited to attend the Park Advisory Committee meetings, held several times during the year at the Museum and Visitor Center. Check our News Releases page for announcements on when these meetings will be held.


Documents currently available for public review can be accessed on the "Planning, Environment, and Public Comment" (PEPC) page administered by the National Park Service. This site provides access to current plans, environmental impact analyses, and related documents currently on public review including those filed for Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, and provides a way for the public to comment on those plans. To review the current documents ongoing for the park, visit the PEPC site:

Planning, Environment, and Public Comment at NPS.GOV

This Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates two alternatives for the Fire Management Plan at Gettysburg National Military Park & Eisenhower Historic Site. The EA describes the environment and resources that would be affected by the alternatives and the environmental consequences of implementing these alternatives. NPS policy states that all Parks' with burnable vegetation are required to have an up-to-date and accurate Fire Management Plan. The EA evaluates the no-action (i.e., no change) alternative (alternative 1) and one action alternative (alternative 2). The NPS preferred alternative (alternative 2) is to suppress all unscheduled ignitions using the most appropriate suppression response, and implement resource management and fuels reduction projects using mechanical treatment, chemical treatment and initiate a prescribed burning program. Three alternatives that proposed wildland fire use, or did not allow for prescribed fire were considered but rejected because of the lack of large, uninterrupted land mass and generally small numbers of firefighters available in this Parks.

This document assesses the impacts related to the proposed action, which include negligible, minor, and moderate impacts to air quality, floodplains and wetlands, soils, threatened or endangered species, vegetation, water resources, wildlife and fisheries, historic structures, archeological resources, cultural landscapes, park facilities and operations, visitor use and experience, social and economic environment, human health and safety, transportation, and utilities.

If you wish to comment on this EA, you may post your comments electronically at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/GETT or you may mail comments within 30 days to the address below. Whether you comment on the website or through the mail, if you include your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information, you should be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.



Little Round Top Cultural Landscape Report (pdf; 51.3mb)

Did You Know?

Barlow-Gordon Incident

During the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate General John B. Gordon stopped long enough to give aid to a wounded Union general, Francis C. Barlow of New York.