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You're Invited to Comment!

Posted: 11/15/2004
by Jason Robertson

By now you've heard that the Park Service has issued a plan for fixing the permit system on the Grand Canyon. Don't miss your chance to comment and be heard.

National Park Service Announces Public Meeting Locations To Discuss Colorado River Management Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement Alternatives

WHAT:
The National Park Service (NPS) will host a series of public meetings to provide an overview of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), allowing for public comment and a comprehensive review of the document. The EIS will be the foundation for the revision of the 1989 Colorado River Management Plan (CRMP) for Grand Canyon National Park. These meetings will help the public learn about the proposed and preferred alternatives under consideration.

A complete copy of the draft EIS can be downloaded at www.nps.gov/grca/crmp. A CD with the complete document can be ordered online at the same Web site.
WHO:
The NPS invites public input as it prepares to finalize the EIS. Anyone interested in providing input and offering ideas about how visitor use will be managed on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park or would like to learn more about the EIS process is encouraged to attend.
WHEN/WHERE:
All meetings will be in an open house format, and there will be no formal presentation. The public is invited to stop by at any time from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Monday, November 8, 2004
Denver, Colorado
Arapahoe Community College
Cafeteria
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton
www.arapahoe.edu/aboutacc/maps/index.html
PDF file - map of meeting location

Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake Community College-Miller Campus
Karen Gail Miller Conference Center
9750 South 300 West, Sandy
www.slcc.edu/miller/MAP/
PDF file - map of meeting location

Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Washington, D.C. Area
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel
Ballroom
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington
http://marriott.com/property/propertyPage/WASGW

Thursday, November 18, 2004
Las Vegas, Nevada
Henderson Convention Center
Ballroom and Sierra A & C
200 Water Street, Henderson
www.visithenderson.com/index01.html
PDF file - map of meeting location

Monday, November 22, 2004
Flagstaff, Arizona
Coconino Community College
Administration Building - Commons Area
2800 S. Lone Tree Rd.
www.coconino.edu/campuses/lonetree.html

Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Phoenix, Arizona
Glendale Community College
Student Lounge
6000 W. Olive Avenue, Glendale
www.gc.maricopa.edu/map/
PDF file - map of meeting location

Thursday, December 2, 2004
San Francisco, California
The Presidio of San Francisco
Presidio Officers' Club
50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
www.presidio.gov/Visiting/DirectionsShuttle/OfficersClub.htm
PDF file - map of meeting location

WHY:
Today's publication of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Notice of Availability in the Federal Register initiates a 90-day public review and comment period. Comments on the draft EIS will be accepted through January 7, 2005.
PUBLIC CONTACT:
For more information, visit the Park's Web site at www.nps.gov/grca/crmp
Jason D. Robertson
635 Joseph Cir
Golden, CO 80403-2349