Input Needed for Rocky Mountain National Park’s New Fire Management Plan

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Date: September 14, 2011
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are preparing a new Fire Management Plan for the park. The current Fire Management Plan is currently based on a 1992 plan which underwent minor revisions in 2004. This new plan will more fully address the challenges the park now faces with the bark beetle epidemic, other forest health issues, and community wildland fire protection.

The Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment is now available for public review and comment. You are invited to participate in one of the following community meetings to learn more about the plan and the two alternatives that are being evaluated: 

Monday, September 26, 7:00 p.m. Hondius Room at the Estes Park Library, 335 East Elkhorn Avenue 

Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m. Grand Lake Fire Station, 201 West Portal Road    If you are unable to attend one of these community meetings and you have internet access, the preferred method for reviewing the Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment and submitting comments is to use the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website:

From this site a list of current planning projects at Rocky Mountain National Park will be displayed and you can select the Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment.  Review comments can be submitted online.      

If you do not have internet access you can request a printed copy of the presentation by calling (970) 586-1206. If you do not have Internet access, you can submit your comments to us in several ways:

By mail: Superintendent, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado 80517

By e-mail:        

By fax: (970) 586-1397        

By Express Delivery: Superintendent, Rocky Mountain National Park, 1000 U.S. Highway 36, Estes Park, Colorado 80517        

Hand deliver: Rocky Mountain National Park Headquarters, 1000 Highway 36, Estes Park, Colorado or to the Kawuneeche Visitor Center, Rocky Mountain National Park, 16018 U.S. Highway 34, Grand Lake, Colorado 80447    

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please know that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.      

Please note that written comments must be received by close of business on October 30, 2011.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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