What happens to my comments once I submit them?

Public comments made during scoping directly influence the draft plan. Park staff are continually reviewing your comments as they work to define the scope of what the plan will cover and develop alternatives to address the issues. Overviews of comments are often a formal part of planning meetings; at times comments are even posted during those meetings, so that public concerns are a constant presence and an active part of the discussion.

As a formal part of the planning process, National Park Service staff read and analyze all comments submitted, and written responses are developed to address concerns. Park leadership will review and evaluate all responses, making them available once the draft plan is released. Comment letters or a summary of comments received will also be posted on the project planning website.

Last updated: September 8, 2015

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