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Bryce Canyon National Park Superintendent Eddie Lopez has announced that the Environmental Assessments (EA's) for the park’s Tropic Canyon Highway Stabilization Project and Mossy Cave Trail Rehabilitation and Resource Protection project have been completed and are available for public review and comment.
Tropic Canyon Highway Stabilization Project
The Tropic Canyon EA evaluates the beneficial and/or adverse impacts that highway stabilization activities may have on the natural and cultural resources located in the area of the proposed project. By focusing on the effects of highway stabilization activities on park resources, this evaluation provides information which will allow the park to better protect and conserve the existing natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
In February 2006, the park solicited help from the public in identifying issues with existing conditions along UT highway 12 and in developing alternate stabilization approaches. The NPS used information gathered from the public; Federal, State and local agencies; universities; and data generated by the NPS to complete the EA. The EA analyzes a no action alternative (Alternative A), the agency’s preferred alternative as submitted by Utah Department of Transportation (Alternative B), and a modified version of Utah Department of Transportation plans (Alternative C).
Mossy Cave Trail Rehabilitation and Resource Protection
The Mossy Cave Trail Rehabilitation EA evaluates the beneficial and/or adverse impacts that trail rehabilitation activities may have on the natural and cultural resources located in the area of the proposed