MANAGEMENT: Park Planning

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking comments on the proposed strategy for prioritizing historic properties within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, as well as potential treatment options. Public comments for the proposed strategy for prioritizing historic properties in the Historic Properties Management Plan (HPMP) will be solicited from Wednesday, February 22 to Friday, March 31, 2017.

Background

The NPS is developing a comprehensive plan for the management of historic properties at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Once completed, the Historic Properties Management Plan will provide a framework for making maintenance and preservation decisions concerning the more than 600 historic structures in the park.
Scoping is an important part of public involvement in the planning process. Scoping includes holding meetings and providing opportunities for the public to comment so that their concerns are identified early and the analysis is focused on important issues.

Review Documents and Comment

Superintendent
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Attn: HPMP
1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324
Please submit comments electronically or provide written comments by mail. For input to be the most useful in developing the plan, please submit substantive comments by March 31, 2017. Examples of substantive comments include those that identify issues or flaws with the process and/or provide alternative strategies. Be aware that entire comments submitted - including personal identifying information such as your address, phone number, and e-mail address - may be made publicly available at any time. Faxed comments and emails will not be accepted.

Public Meetings

The meetings will consist of a brief presentation, followed by an open house where the public can talk with park staff and provide input on the plan process and preliminary treatment options. The two public meetings are scheduled as follows:
March 8, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
North Warren Regional High School
10 Noe Road
Blairstown, NJ

March 9, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
East Stroudsburg University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, Room 336
562 Independence Road
East Stroudsburg, PA

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324

Phone:

(570) 426-2452
This is the official telephone contact number for the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This telephone is monitored during business hours, from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4: 30 pm. Calls received after those times, will be reviewed the next available business day.

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