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Contact: Vickie Carson, 270-758-2192
Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Patrick Reed announced the completion of the environmental assessment (EA) for the rehabilitation of cave tour trails within Mammoth Cave. Regional Director David Vela signed the Finding of No Significant Impact, completing the EA, on February 1, 2010.
The EA assesses any environmental impacts that might occur in the course of this project. The project would include reconstruction of the trail surface, installation or replacement of steps, upgrade of safety rails, installation of lint guards along the edges of the trails; and where necessary, installation of lights to provide a safe walking area. The project is intended to alleviate continuing safety concerns and address protection of the cave’s delicate natural and cultural resources.
Design for the rehabilitation of the cave trails continues; construction will begin as funding becomes available.
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