Comments needed on Virgin River Wild & Scenic Management Plan
Utah - The National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management are developing a Comprehensive River Management Plan for the Virgin Wild and Scenic River. As paddlers, our input on what makes the Virgin River and its tributaries outstandingly remarkable will help protect this river system for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations.
This is the key opportunity for you to share your ideas with NPS/BLM and provide input to guide the agencies in the planning effort. It is important that we hear from you about your desired future for the Virgin River and its tributaries through Zion National Park and adjacent Bureau of Land Management Wilderness. We would like to hear your concerns about the river corridor. It would be most helpful to the planning team to understand the reasons for your likes and dislikes or your values and concerns. This is the kind of feedback that will help us formulate the best possible future for the Virgin River and its tributaries.
The following statements have been developed by NPS/BLM to help guide the feedback process.
We urge you to read these statements and to share your thoughts about what makes the Virgin River and its tributaries outstandingly remarkable to you.
The comment period closes on 12/06/2010.
|1. Please tell us what makes the Virgin River and its tributaries special to you and why?|
|2. When you visit the Virgin River and its tributaries, what are most important activities and experiences for you?|
|3. What opportunities exist for protecting and enhancing the Virgin River and its tributaries and their Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs)?|
|4. What issues exist related to protecting and enhancing the Virgin River and its tributaries and their Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs)?|
|5. When you visit the Virgin River and its tributaries have you experienced any conflicts with other activities? If so, what was the conflict and circumstance?|
|6. Imagine you are visiting the Virgin River and its tributaries 20 years from now. What river conditions would you like to see? What experiences would you like to have on or near the river? Would there be any changes from the present?|
|7. Additional comments or suggestions?|
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Please note: The preferred method for commenting is to use the electronic form located at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov.
If you cannot use the electronic form, you may send a hard copy form and/or your letter to:
Zion National Park
Springdale, UT 84767-1099
Virgin River (UT)
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