John Day Fossil Beds Draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan

Sheep Rock, its iconic pyramid-shaped basalt cap rock, with varying layers of blue and pale pink rocks is seen on a puffy cloudy day.  The John Day River is seen meandering in the foreground near agricultural fields.

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News Release Date: March 6, 2018

KIMBERLY – John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will hold a public meeting on March 22, 2018 at the Grant County Senior Center in John Day, Oregon to present the park's Draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. As part of the planning process, the National Park Service is seeking public comment on the draft plan. Your participation is important to our planning process.

An interdisciplinary team, including park and regional staff, identified the key park experiences and evaluated park areas to determine which areas would be evaluated for accessibility needs. The team then developed implementation strategies for improving the accessibility at each location. The plan will guide changes to the way existing services, activities, and programs are provided in multiple locations throughout John Day Fossil Beds National Monument by defining what barriers limit accessibility and providing recommendations on how they can be modified or removed to increase accessibility for all users.

The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument would like your input on the draft plan. A public open house will be held on March 22, 2018 and will include a brief presentation describing the planning process and general park accessibility, followed by the opportunity for you to ask questions and share your perspectives on the draft plan.

Your input continues to be important to the planning process and will help us as we work to ensure John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is more accessible to all visitors. The National Park Service values your interest in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, and we look forward to your participation in this planning process. Please join us at our public meeting as scheduled below:

March 22, 11:00 – 11:30, Grant County Senior Center

142 NE Dayton St, John Day, Oregon 97845

If you would like to provide input about the Draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan but are unable to attend the public meetings, please submit your comments by visiting the project planning website at: .

The plan is now open for public comment and review, March 2 – April 30, 2018. Comments will be most helpful if submitted by April 30, 2018.  

For more information, please call (541) 987-2333 ext.1214 or
e-mail us.

Last updated: March 7, 2018

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