Vegetation Management Plan Environmental Assessment planned at Pea Ridge National Military Park
Pea Ridge National Military Park is pleased to announce that it is in the process of developing a Vegetation Management Plan Environmental Assessment. The purpose of the proposed plan is to modify and/or establish the vegetation patterns in the park to represent the look and feel of the 1862 battlefield landscape. "This plan will promote active vegetation restoration and support protection and preservation of cultural resources and is being considered because the park's General Management Plan, which was completed in 2006, set the goals for landscape management at the park" said Superintendent Scott.
We invite you to participate, through consultation with the park, in the analysis of draft alternatives by going to our Planning, Environment and Public Comment website located at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=42064.
Public review for this plan is currently open and will close January 14, 2013. The public's participation in the development of this plan is greatly valued and wanted.
Pea Ridge National Military Park was established in 1956 to commemorate and preserve the site of the March 1862 Civil War battle that helped Union forces gain control of Missouri. The park is located 10 miles north of Rogers on Highway 62.
Did You Know?
The site of Leetown was a thriving community before the Battle of Pea Ridge. Leetown’s buildings were used as hospitals for the wounded on both sides. After the battle, the buildings were in such disrepair that only a handful of people returned to Leetown.