April 18, 2012
Contact: Carmen Chapin
, 715-682-0631 ext. 230
The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a Great Lakes Invasive Plant Management Plan (IPMP) for ten parks located in the Great Lakes region: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Grand Portage National Monument, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Isle Royale National Park, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, St. Croix National Scenic River, and Voyageurs National Park.
The public comment period for the Great Lakes IPMP/EA has been extended to May 15, 2012. Please visit the NPS website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ipmpea to retrieve the EA, or view a hardcopy at any of the ten Great Lakes parks headquarters.
Comments should be submitted electronically using the "Open for Comment" link at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ipmpea. Alternatively, comments may also be mailed to: Great Lakes IPMP, c/o Kleinfelder, 300 E. Mineral Avenue, Suite 7, Littleton, CO 80122-2655. Comments must be received by, time-stamped, and/or post-marked by May 15, 2012, 5:00 pm eastern standard time (EST).
For more information, please visit the project website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ipmpea or contact Carmen Chapin at (715) 682-0631 ext. 230.