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Public Comment Period Extended Again on Draft EIS Addressing Avalanche Hazard Reduction for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

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Date: December 22, 2006
Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406 888-7895
Contact: Mary Riddle, 406 888-7898

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park has extended the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Avalanche Hazard Reduction by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) in Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest, Montana until January 29, 2007. This extension was granted in response to a request from BNSF.

A limited number of copies of the DEIS are still available upon request from the park. They can be requested by calling 406-888-7902 or writing the address below. The DEIS can also be found on-line at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?parkId=61&projectId=12355. Written comments can be sent to the park electronically on this website or via the postal service addressed to: Superintendent, Glacier National Park, Attn: Avalanche Hazard DEIS, P.O. Box 128, West Glacier, MT 59936.

Did You Know?

Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet. The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick.