Grand Canyon National Park's Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Special Flight Rules Area in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) identifies and assesses a No Action Alternative and three Action Alternatives for management of overflight activity in Grand Canyon National Park to substantially restore natural quiet as required by law. Action Alternatives differ in combination and implementation of strategies used to accomplish goals and objectives. The open comment period was from February 4, 2011 to June 20, 2011.
Two versions of the DEIS are available for download. Additionally the maps are provided at higher resolution in separate files.
Did You Know?
Each year, thousands of hikers enter the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. They follow a route established by prehistoric people for two key reasons: water and access. Water emerges from springs at Indian Garden, and a fault creates a break in the cliffs, providing access to the springs.