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Contact: Amy Ruhe
King of Prussia, PA - The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting public input on the proposed development of fire management plans for 28 park units nationwide, including Valley Forge National Historical Park.
The NPS has prepared a scoping document that explains the purpose and need for developing fire management plans and describes the proposed action, which will be analyzed in an environmental assessment. Any area residents, business owners, local officials, organizational representatives, and others interested in this project are encouraged to download the scoping document and, after your review, submit comments. Comments can be expressed as concerns, thoughts, and suggestions (such as for a new alternative) for the proposed wildfire management actions and mechanical and prescribed fire treatments described in the scoping document.
The 30-day scoping period begins February 1, 2016, and will end March 1, 2016. Please submit your comments by March 1, 2016.
The scoping document is available online at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website. To download the document and submit your comments online, go to the NPS planning website at:
https://parkplanning.nps.gov/nationwide_FMP_EA(project name: "Nationwide Multi-Unit FMP/EA")
If you are not able to submit comments electronically on the website, then you can mail comments to
Attn: Nationwide Multi-Unit FMP/EA
National Interagency Fire Center
3833 South Development Ave.
Boise, ID 83705
About Valley Forge National Historical Park. Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of George Washington's Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. For more information about the park, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/vafo or call 610-783-1099. Follow Valley Forge on social media: Facebook.com/ValleyForgeNHP, Twitter @ValleyForgeNHP, and Instagram @ValleyForgePark and share your photos and experiences.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 407 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.