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Contact: Tonya Neider, 509-754-7816
Lake Roosevelt NRA announces that the Draft Fire Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (FMP/EA) is available for public review and comment. The purpose of the Lake Roosevelt NRA Draft FMP/EA is to replace the existing FMP/EA by adding project areas for hazard fuel reduction and to revise the operating guidelines for project implementation, expanding the use of mechanical methods and the continued use of prescribed fire to accomplish park management objectives.
Several issues were identified during the development process. The issues this plan addresses include potentially controversial issues such as possible impacts to adjacent lands, smoke management, and advance notification of adjoining landowners.
The Draft FMP/EA involves analysis of two alternatives: the No Action Alternative, and the Proposed Action Alternative. The public comment period is open from October 29, 2014 through November 29, 2014. The National Park Service encourages the public to access the document online through the PEPC (Planning Environment and Public Comment) website https://parkplanning.nps.gov/.