News Release: "Environmental Assessment for Fire Management Plan"

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Date: March 16, 2018
Contact: Alan Robbins-Fenger, 651-293-8438

Deadline to Submit comments: April 16, 2018

ST. PAUL, MN - The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting public input on the environmental assessment for the proposed fire management plan for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

The NPS has prepared an environmental assessment that explains the purpose and need for developing a fire management plan, describes the proposed action and assesses any environmental impact. Local officials, organizational representatives, and the general public interested in this project are encouraged to download the environmental assessment document and submit comments. Comments can be expressed as concerns, thoughts, and suggestions for the proposed mechanical and prescribed fire treatments and unplanned fire management actions described in the environmental assessment. The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area has a primary interest in using mechanical and prescribed burns as best management practices to control invasive and exotic species and to maintain newly established native prairie and savanna areas that were planted at the Coldwater Spring Unit.

The 30 day environmental assessment review period begins March 16, 2018 and ends April 16, 2018. The document is available online at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website. To download the document and submit your comments online, go to the NPS planning website at: In the left hand navigation pane, click on <Documents Open for Comment>.

If you are not able to submit comments electronically on the website, you can mail written comments to

Alan Robbins-Fenger
Chief, Resource Management
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
111 Kellogg Blvd E, Suite 105
St. Paul, MN 55101

Last updated: March 16, 2018

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