Shasta Bally Newsletter March 2009
Contact: Jim Milestone, 530-242-3460
At present, there are five alternatives being considered in the planning process for the future management of the telecommunications site located on the summit of Shasta Bally. Because of the complex nature of the issues regarding the summit, the park developed a set of principles to guide analysis of the alternatives. Where appropriate, these principles will be incorporated into the purpose and need for the Environmental Assessment.
Comments received from current site users and the public on the preliminary range of alternatives are summarized in the March Newsletter. Of greatest concern was that precipitous termination of telecommunications operations at the site would severely compromise broadband internet, television, radio, public safety communications, and law enforcement communications.
At this stage in the process, the NPS has refined the alternatives. Alternative E remains dismissed, and Alternative F is preliminarily identified as the preferred alternative. Comments may be posted online.
Did You Know?
Shasta Bally is the highest point in Whiskeytown at 6199 feet. Snow can usually still be seen through June.