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Public Comment Solicited for Fire Management Plan

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Date: March 18, 2022
Contact: Mark Hnat, 805-658-5717

Channel Islands National Park seek community input during public scoping on a proposed action and plan to complete the park’s fire management plan.

The National Park Service (NPS) is required by policy to have fire management plans (FMP) for all units with burnable vegetation. Recent revisions to Department of the Interior and NPS fire management policy have resulted in changes to the requirements associated with FMPs, including new formats and templates.

Channel Islands National Park’s current FMP was written in 2006 and updated last in 2013. It has expired due changes in National Environmental Policy Act and categorical exclusion (CE) use.

Under the proposed action, the NPS would:

  • Better identify and describe defensive space principles around park structures and critical resources
  • Better identify the methods of prescribed fire used within the park
The public is invited to review project details online, attend a virtual meeting and submit input before April 17, 2022 in the following ways:

Online: The preferred method for receiving input comments is through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/chis_fmp. Detailed project information is available on the PEPC website.

Attend a Virtual Meeting: The public is invited to attend a virtual public meeting:
  • Tuesday, April 5, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The link to the public meeting can be found at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/chis_fmp.
  • A presentation providing an overview of the project will lead the agenda.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about the project, have discussions with park staff, and provide input. Comments received on the proposed action will be reviewed, analyzed, and considered for the environmental assessment. The meeting will be recorded and a link to the recording will be posted on the project
website: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/chis_fmp.



Last updated: April 1, 2022

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