Public comments made during scoping directly inform 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 the 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 reads and analyzes all comments submitted, and written responses are developed to overall concerns. The park’s Management Team reviews and evaluates all responses, which will be available once the draft plan is released. Comment letters will also be posted on the project’s website.
We encourage all those who are interested in park planning to attend a public meeting and participate in discussions with other members of the public. Additionally, a summary of the comments received will be published on project websites.