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The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting public input on the proposed development of fire management plans for 28 park unites nationwide including Klondike Gold Rush.
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 documents 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 Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is ready when a fire ignites. We encourage you to comment about this proposed plan," said park superintendent Mike Tranel.
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 website. To download the document and submit your comments online, go to the NPS planning website at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/nationwide_fmp_ea
If you are not able 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