Rocky Mountain National Park will hold a public comment period for an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the proposal to construct new employee housing in the park. The housing would replace structures destroyed in the East Troublesome Fire of 2020. Public comments on this EA will be open on the park’s Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at https://go.nps.gov/parkplanning/romo/replacementhousing from Feb. 17 through March 5, 2023.
Overview of the East Troublesome Fire
On October 21, 2020, the East Troublesome Fire made a run of 18-miles and over 100,000-acres in Grand County, Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park lost numerous structures, including 18 historic buildings at the former Green Mountain-Onahu seasonal housing area, 3 RV sites and all associated utilities. The East Troublesome Fire was the largest fire in Rocky Mountain National Park’s 108-year history. It burned over 21,000 acres within the park.
Interested in Learning More?
Click here to review all documents associated with this proposed project, including the Environmental Assessment. When on the park's PEPC page, look for the "Document List" located on the top left side of the webpage.
Submit Your Comments
Have ideas to share? Public comments can be submitted on the Environmental Assessment for this proposed project beginning on February 17 and must be received in writing by close of business on March 5, 2023. Comments can be submitted at the following web address: https://go.nps.gov/parkplanning/romo/replacementhousing
Last updated: February 17, 2023