Public Can Now Review Invasive Plant Management Plan, Says NPS
This is a press release from the National Park Service:
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the availability of the Invasive Plant Management Plan/Environmental Assessment for Redwood National Park and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area for public review and comment.
The overarching purpose of the actions evaluated in this environmental assessment (EA) is to provide a comprehensive approach for protecting the natural and cultural resources of Redwood National Park (REDW) and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SAMO) from the impacts of nonnative, invasive plants.
Through the preferred alternative, the NPS would strive to enhance or refine practices such as: public outreach, collaboration with stakeholders, invasive plant detection and treatment, record-keeping and monitoring, revegetation, adaptive management, and best management practices using an integrated invasive plant management approach.
The NPS seeks the public’s thoughtful review and comments during the comment period, which concludes on December 1, 2017. The EA is available on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/RSinvplantEA.
Hard copies of the EA are available for review at the following locations:
- Del Norte Public Library, 190 Price Mall, Crescent City
- Crescent City Information Center, 1111 Second Ave, Crescent City
- Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center, 119441 US Hwy 101, Orick
- Humboldt County Library, McKinleyville Branch, 1606 Pickett Rd, McKinleyville
- Humboldt County Library, Arcata Branch, 500 7th St, Arcata
- Humboldt County Library, Main Branch, Eureka, 1313 3rd St, Eureka
Redwood National Park will host an in-person open house meeting on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Humboldt Area Foundation (363 Indianola Road, Bayside, CA 95524).
Interested parties can submit comments either electronically on the PEPC website (the preferred method of receiving comments); at one of the in-person public meetings; or via U.S. Postal Service to:
Redwood National Park
ATTN: Invasive Plant Management Plan
PO Box 7
Orick, CA 95555