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    North Cascades

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Public Comments Sought for the Minimization of Erosion on the Upper Company Creek Road

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Date: September 27, 2007
Contact: Jon Riedel, (360) 854-7330

The National Park Service is seeking public comments for actions to minimize further damage to the Upper Company Creek Road in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area from flood scouring and river erosion.

The National Park Service would construct four bank barbs (instream rock structures used to deflect current away from an eroding bank, and to reduce erosion by decreasing the velocity of streamflow adjacent to the bank), place large woody debris between the barbs, and densely plant native vegetation along approximately 500 linear feet of shoreline. Each bank barb would be constructed using about 100 cubic yards of large angular rock. An additional 100 cubic yards of large angular rock would be placed between the barbs and amongst the woody debris to anchor the materials. Work would commence this fall, during low flows and prior to the onset of the fall flood season.

Comments on this Environmental Assessment must be postmarked or submitted via the internet, fax or hand delivery no later than October 27, 2007. Questions regarding this proposal should be directed to Jon Riedel, Geologist (360.854.7330; e-mail us).

You may submit your comments by any of the following methods:

By mail or hand delivery to:

North Cascades National Park Service Complex 810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

By fax to: (360) 856-1934

Via the internet: (Planning Environment and Public Comment website; PEPC):

Using PEPC: At the PEPC web site, you should select the specific project for which you wish to comment, in this case “Minimize Erosion on the Upper Company Creek Road”. During the public comment period you will find the full text document, an on-line comment form and instructions for submitting comments under the Documents and Links tab. Please use the on-line comment form to submit your ideas, questions or comments.

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In addition to Wilderness, Recreation Areas and National Park designations there are also five Research Natural Areas in the complex: Silver Lake, Pyramid Lake, Boston Glacier, Stetattle Creek and Big Beaver Valley.