Compendiums Open for Comment
Contact: Cherry Payne, Superintendent, 907-697-2230
Alaska's National Parks are inviting comment on each park's Compendium. The Compendium is a compilation of all designations, closures and restrictions imposed under discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks. Compendiums have always been a tool to help manage Alaska's national parks. The compendium, as part of the park-related regulations, helps provide for the enjoyment, use and protection of our national parks.
Public involvement improves the compendium development process by giving the National Park Service (NPS) the opportunity to be responsive to the public's ideas and concerns, to involve the public cooperatively in generating alternatives and to educate the public about the compendium. The result is a better compendium that benefits both the park and visitors that use the park. Commenting is your opportunity to influence the management of the national parks in Alaska.
A copy of each park's proposed compendium for the 2008 season is available at: http://www.nps.gov/akso/compendium/ . A written copy may be requested directly from the park or the National Park Service, 240 W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501, Attn: Compendium. Comments will be accepted by mail or e-mail between January 1 and February 15. Comments are welcome at any time in addition to this timeframe, but comments received after February 15 will be considered in future compendium revisions. Please address e-mail comments for the Glacier Bay compendium to e-mail us
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