Sequestration Effects on the Parkway
On March 1, 2013, the Parkway was required to reduce its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. Click the link to learn about visitor center, restroom, and services impacts. More »
Portion of National Scenic Trail Near Tupelo Closed to Hikers
Part of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NOT the Parkway) near Tupelo, MS, has been closed until 2015 due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project. Parkway travelers may expect delays, but no detours are expected. More »
Natchez Trace Parkway Multi-use Trail Segment 3P19 Wetland and Floodplain Statement of Findings Open for Public Comment
Contact: Dr. Lisa McInnis, 662-680-4055
The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared draft Statements of Findings (SOFs) for Wetlands and Floodplains for Multi-use Trail Segment 3P19 - A Bridge Over County Line Road and Trail from 200 Feet West of County Line Road to Milepost 96.0 (Approximately from Milepost 95.0 to Milepost 96.0).The SOFs are available for review from December 8 through December 23, 2011.They have been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, Director's Order 77-1, and Executive Orders 11990 and 11988.The SOFs provide guidance in determining appropriate mitigation for potential impacts to wetlands and floodplains as a result of trail construction.
This 1-mile portion of a planned 21-mile, multi-use trail will follow the alignment identified in the September 1995 Multi-Use Trail Study Environmental Assessment, Jackson, Mississippi, Natchez Trace Parkway, subject to changes identified during design and approved by the NPS.In a 1996 Finding of No Significant Impact, the NPS approved the preferred alternative for building a multi-use trail on park lands in the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area.The NPS considers public involvement to be an important component to a successful planning process, and we appreciate your interest and involvement.
How to Comment on the draft SOFs
The public is invited to provide input on the draft SOFs.If you wish to comment, you may post comments online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/natr or mail comments to the letterhead address.We will be accepting comments for 15 days.Before including you address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, 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 your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.If this is a concern, please do not include personal identifying information with your comment.
Did You Know?
The Mississippi Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) played a vital role in the preservation of the Natchez Trace by placing markers in each Mississippi county the old trace passed through.