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Date: December 8, 2010
Contact: Andrew Munoz, 702-293-8691

The National Park Service is seeking public comment on its environmental assessment for the proposed implementation of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Exotic Plant Management Plan. The goal of the plan is to protect and maintain native plant communities by preventing and removing non-native plants.

The assessment analyzes the impacts associated with implementing the plan as well as the impacts of the no-action alternative. The analysis found similar impacts of both alternatives, although the proposed action has greater long-term benefits due to increased effectiveness and efficiency gained through a programmatic approach to exotic plant management. Furthermore, the proposed action includes specific best management practices, standard operating procedures, and other administrative tools which serve to minimize risks to the environment and people while improving the effectiveness of the treatment or management action.

The environmental assessment is available for review at area libraries and the National Park Service’s park planning website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/lake. A copy of the document can also be requested by calling (702) 293-8978.

Comments may be submitted electronically through the NPS park planning website or by U.S. Mail to Lake Mead NRA, Attention: Environmental Compliance Office, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005. Comments must be received by January 14, 2011.

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