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Contact: Jen Beck, 541-594-3072
Crater Lake National Park invites public input on the scope of an Invasive Vegetation Management Plan in conformance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Invasive Vegetation Management Plan would provide a framework for managing non-native, invasive plants in order to protect the park’s native ecosystems. This plan will provide guidance on preventing new infestations of invasive plants and outline an adaptive management process for controlling existing populations of invasive plants within the park using manual, mechanical, cultural, biological, and chemical methods. Information gathered from this scoping will be used to draft alternatives for an environmental assessment (EA) of this project.
Public scoping is the initial step in the NEPA public planning process used by the National Park Service to engage agencies, organizations, and the public early in project planning by soliciting input on proposed actions, environmental issues, possible project alternatives, and pertinent sources of data. Information gathered during public scoping will be used to develop the range of issues and alternatives addressed in the EA.
Comments on the Invasive Vegetation Management Plan can be submitted during a 30-day public scoping period, from February 3 until March 9, 2016. Comments should be submitted online, or sent by mail or email. The preferred method for receiving comments is via the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/
Please be aware that personally identifiable information submitted with comments may be made available to the public.
For more information, contact Park Botanist Jen Beck at e-mail us or 541-594-3072.