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Streelow Creek Trail Improvements EA Available for Comment

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Date: March 19, 2010
Contact: Greg Bundros, 707-825-5145

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking comments on an
environmental assessment for a project to improve the Streelow Creek Trail north of Orick in Humboldt County.

The trail was established on an old logging road along Streelow Creek, a tributary of Prairie Creek. Streelow Creek contains spawning habitat for anadromous salmonids. Many locations along the road are failing and have the potential to deliver sediment directly into the creek. The failing road and drainage structures need improvements to prevent sedimentation of salmon spawning habitat and to ensure that the bike-hike trail remains available for safe and enjoyable visitor use.

The Streelow Creek Trail runs between Davison Road and the Davison Trail along Prairie Creek. The trail would be closed for approximately two years beginning in September 2010. The Davison Trail will continue to be available for hikers and bicyclists.

The environmental assessment is available for review at local libraries and park offices, and on the Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/REDW.

Comments must be submitted in writing by April 23, 2010 and may be sent to:

Mail: Superintendent, Redwood National Park
Attn: Streelow Trail
1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
Fax: (707) 464-1812


Copies of the plan may be reviewed at the following locations during normal business hours:


Redwood National and State Parks Visitor Center
1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

South Operations Center
National Park Service
121200 Highway 101 S
Orick, CA 95555

Del Norte County Public Library
190 Price Mall
Crescent City, CA 95531

Humboldt County Public Library
Government Documents Section
1313 Third Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Humboldt County Public Library
Arcata Branch
500 7th Street
Arcata, CA 95521

Humboldt County Public Library
McKinleyville Branch
1606 Pickett Road
McKinleyville CA 95519

Library
Government Documents Section
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521

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