Public Comment on Rock Outcrop Management Plan Suspended
On October 1, 2007, a Rock Outcrop Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Shenandoah National Park was released for public review. Subsequent to the release of the environmental assessment, the National Park Service determined that there were a variety of technical problems that require revisions to the document.
Therefore, public review of the Shenandoah National Park Rock Outcrop Management Plan and Environmental Assessment issued on October 1, 2007, is suspended as of October 17, 2007, pending issuance of a new environmental assessment. Comments that have been received to date will be retained and considered as the planning process continues.The public will be notified when the new management plan and environmental assessment is released and a new 30 day public comment period will begin. No date for release of the Environmental Assessment has been set.
Did You Know?
Benton McKaye, the “father of the Appalachian Trail,” was also instrumental in passage of the Wilderness Act. Shenandoah National Park carries on Benton McKaye’s legacy with 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail and almost 80,000 acres of designated wilderness. More...