Agencies, Local Governments, and Private Property Rights
Based on early public
comments, the NPS stated it would only consider management alternatives
which respect property rights and the authorities that currently
belong to existing local, state and federal agencies and jurisdictions:
Rights – The alternative concepts emphasize collaborative
projects with other organizations. Concepts involving land acquisition
by eminent domain were not considered.
Use Authorities – The alternative concepts respect
and retain local land use authority of jurisdictions within the
study area. The NPS collaborates with local jurisdictions in many
areas without changes in land ownership or management.
Agencies – The alternative concepts respect and
retain existing decision-making and regulatory authorities, including
authorities over flood protection and water supply.
Infrastructure – The alternative concepts respect
existing water rights, water supply, flood protection, drainage
and public infrastructure.
Forest – Under each alternative concept, the US
Forest Service will retain management of the Angeles National
description of alternative concepts in newsletter 4