The document can be found on the park’s website at:
Hard copies will be available for review at the San Bernardino Libraries in the Morongo Basin, the Twentynine Palms Branch, the Joshua Tree Branch, and the Yucca Valley Branch, and at Park Headquarters, at the address shown below.
The environmental assessment evaluates three alternatives: 1) a No-Action alternative, 2) an Action alternative with trail development and 3) an Action alternative that includes trail development and installation of a viewing telescope and educational exhibits to enhance the experience.
The assessment has been prepared in compliance with the 2006 Management Policies and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to provide the decision making framework that: 1) analyzes practical range of alternatives to meet the project purpose and needs, 2) evaluates any measurable impacts to cultural and natural resources, and 3) identifies any mitigation measures to reduce the degree or extent of measurable impacts.
If you wish to comment on this environmental assessment, you may mail comments to the name and address below. This environmental assessment will be on public review for 30 days. Please note that the names and addresses who comment will be a part of the public records. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations, business and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses available for public inspection in their entirety.
Please address comments to:
Superintendent, Joshua Tree National Park
Attn: Skull Rock Interpretative Trail
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
For questions and additional information about the Environmental Assessment, contact Luke Sabala, Physical Scientist at 760-367-5563.