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    New River Gorge

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Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact -FONSI-Nuttallburg Visitor Use Area Implementation Plan and Environmental Assessment

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Date: May 9, 2009
Contact: Clif Bobinski, 304-465-6526

The National Park Service at New River Gorge National River has prepared a FONSI for the Nuttallburg Visitor Use Area Implementation Plan and Environmental Assessment (IP/EA).  The IP/EA examines four alternatives in detail, addresses the environmental impacts of each alternative, and identified a preferred alternative. The FONSI explains why the Selected Alternative (Alternative 2) will have no significant effects on the human environment.  It is based on the environmental assessment and the comments received from the public, agencies, and staff during the public review period, which concluded January 30, 2009.  The FONSI summarizes the public comments received and the responses to those comments, and identifies the changes to the text as a result of the public and agency comments.   


The FONSI can be viewed in several ways:


§  On-line: Go to http://www.nps.gov/neri, at Quicklinks select “Park Planning”, then “Nuttallburg Visitor Use Area IP/EA”, then “Document List”

§  Hard copies: Can be viewed at the Park Headquarters in Glen Jean

§  Request for hard copies:  Send written requests to the address below or call 304.465.6526

                        Don Striker, Superintendent

New River Gorge National River

P.O. Box246

Glen Jean, WV  25846


e-mail: e-mail us

Did You Know?

Historic Logging Railroad at Garden Ground

The New River Gorge was logged extensively thoughout the past century. The landscape is now recovering, with the park ecosystem returning to its more natural state, but there are still plenty of signs of the past activities.