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Contact: Albert Faria, 907-697-2230
GUSTAVUS, ALASKA –The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting public input on the proposed development of wildland fire management plans for 29 park units nationwide including Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
The NPS has prepared a scoping document that explains the purpose and need for developing a wildland fire management plan and describes the proposed action that will be analyzed in an environmental assessment. Any area residents, business owners, local officials, organizational representatives, and others interested in this project are encouraged to download the scoping document and, after your review, submit comments. Comments can be expressed as concerns, thoughts, and suggestions for the proposed wildland fire management actions and mechanical and prescribed fire treatments described in the scoping document.
"Wildfire happens in Alaska. Annually and on average a million acres burn across the state. Having a plan in place will ensure that Glacier Bay is ready if and when a fire ignites. We encourage you to comment about this proposed plan," said Park Superintendent Philip Hooge.
The 30-day scoping period begins February 1, 2016, and will end March 1, 2016.
Please submit your comments by March 1, 2016.
The scoping document is available online at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website. To download the document and submit your comments online: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/nationwide_FMP_EA
If you are unable to submit comments electronically on the website, then you can mail comments to
Attn: Nationwide Multi-Unit FMP/EA
National Interagency Fire Center
3833 South Development Ave.
Boise, ID 83705