“We always appreciate hearing from the public as we begin a planning effort,” said Superintendent Creachbaum. “During the initial ‘scoping’ period, we count on the public to help us define the issues and questions the plan should address and to help us begin shaping a range of alternatives.”
The park released a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Mountain Goat Management Plan on July 21 and has so far received about 60 public comments. Three public open houses were held in August in Port Angeles, Olympia and Seattle. The public scoping period will end on September 19, 2014.
More information, the purpose and need for the plan, the plan’s objectives and preliminary alternative concepts developed so far, can be found online athttp://www.parkplanning.nps.gov/olymgoat.
Comments may be submitted electronically at http://www.parkplanning.nps.gov/olymgoat, or may also be mailed to Superintendent, Olympic National Park, 600 East Park Avenue, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Comments should be submitted no later than September 19, 2014.
For more information or to be added to the Olympic National Park Mountain Goat Management Plan mailing list, people should visithttp://parkplanning.nps.gov/olymgoat or call the park at 360-565-3004.