General Management Plan Amendment Frequently Asked Questions
What is a General Management Plan Amendment?
What is the planning area for the GMP Amendment?
Why aren't you doing a complete General Management Plan for the whole park?
Is the NPS required to consider and evaluate specific alternatives in the GMP Amendment?
How many public comment periods will there be in this planning process?
The first comment period runs from October 16, 2017, until November 15, 2017. The NPS will be hosting two open house meetings during this comment period. You are invited to attend these meetings to discuss your thoughts and ask NPS representatives any questions you may have. The meetings will be identical in format and are intended to gather public comments for use in shaping the plan. The meetings are scheduled for late-October at the following locations:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Comments may also be submitted online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/poregmpa or by mailing or hand delivering comments to:
GMP Amendment c/o Superintendent
More opportunities for public comment will be available later during this planning process.
What is the sequence of events in this planning process ?
Second phase: Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Events in bold italics above are opportunities for public engagement.
How will my comments be used in this first phase of planning?
Is commenting during this planning process like voting on an alternative?
Why will this plan take 4 years, when the Department of Interior (DOI) requires all Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) to be completed in 1 year?
Will the NPS issue lease/permits to the park ranchers during the GMP Amendment planning process?
How will the NPS mitigate impacts to park ranch operations from tule elk while the GMP Amendment is being developed?
What park management is currently happening on ranches?
Last updated: November 27, 2017