Mount Rushmore Opens Public Comment Period for Environmental Assessment of Climbing

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Date: May 7, 2013
Contact: Maureen McGee-Ballinger, 605-574-3115

KEYSTONE, S.D. – Mount Rushmore National Memorial welcomes the public to review and comment on the Environmental Assessment (EA) on hiking trails to climbing areas found in the park. The EA, reviewed by the National Park Service’s Midwest Regional Office, is available for comment beginning May 8, 2013 on the National Park Service’s Park Planning website. 

The planning website,, contains information on the EA and provides an avenue for public comment. To make a comment online, please go to the planning website, search by park name “Mount Rushmore NMem” and click on the project title “Hiking Trails to Climbing Areas Draft Environmental Assessment.” Comments can be made by clicking on “Open for Public Comment” then following the prompts. The website is available for public comment until June 8, 2013. 

Copies of the EA are also available for viewing at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Information Center and the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center until June 8, 2013. Comments may be submitted in person at the Information Center or the Visitor Center as well as mailed to:

Bruce Weisman
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
13000 Highway 244, Building 31, Suite 1
Keystone, SD 57751

A public meeting to be announced within the month. For more information, please contact Mount Rushmore National Memorial at 605-574-3168.

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