PUBLIC SCOPING WRAP-UP
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Public scoping is the earliest phase of preparing a proposed plan or project. The public's input is gathered to help formulate the plan and identify potential environmental impacts that should be analyzed before a plan is finalized. A trail management plan has not yet been developed, although concepts for the content of a plan have been conceived and are included in the 2005 Public Scoping and 2014 Public Scoping information. The public's input is welcome on these draft concepts. The public may also offer other concepts, suggest issues to consider, and suggest ideas for a range of trail management plan alternatives.
The first step toward preparing the TMP is to complete the public scoping for EIS/EIR that was initiated in 2005. Federal and state notices to prepare the TMP EIS/EIR have been newly released and announce the opportunity for the public to give input on the content and alternatives of the EIS/EIR. Click on the following links to read the notices.
TMP Newsletter 4 -- January 2014
Notice of Intent to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
Comments are currently being accepted through April 1, 2014.
How to Comment: For more information on public scoping meetings and how to submit comments, click on the following link or or copy and paste it into your browser:
TRAIL MANAGEMENT PLAN BACKGROUND
For more information on trail planning for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, click on the links below.
TMP Newsletter 4 -- February 2014
TMP Newsletter 3 -- August 2005
TMP Newsletter 2 -- March 2003
TMP Newsletter 1 -- October 1999
Public Scoping 2005 - Maps and Summary of Public Comments
September 2005 Public Scoping
Public Scoping 2014 - Presentation and Maps
February 2014 Public Scoping
SMMNRA Recreational Trail Use Visitor Survey
Recreational Trail Use Visitor Survey, July, 2002
Santa Monica Mountains Area Recreational Trails Coordination Project
SMMART Report, September, 1997