I am pleased to announce that the National Park Service (NPS) is in the process of preparing a Foundation Document for planning and management at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Although this Foundation Document does not directly affect the lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, ourcooperating partner in managing the monument and preserve, they have been included in our effort from thebeginning. Now I invite you to join with us in this endeavor.
A Foundation Document involves revisiting a national park unit’s core mission and significance, most importantresources and values, and the interpretive themes that tell the park’s important stories. Although the FoundationDocument is not a decision-making document and does not include actions or management strategies, it describes a shared understanding of what is most important about the park. In this capacity, the Foundation Document will reestablish the underlying guidance for future management and planning decisions for the NPS at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.
Because many of Craters of the Moon’s original NPS planning documents are out of date, preparing theFoundation Document is the first step for considering the park’s future planning and study needs.Your voice is important to us. I invite you to play a role in charting the park’s future by sharing your thoughts onwhat is most important about Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, and to help identify its mostpressing threats and its greatest opportunities. We ask that you review and provide comments on the draftdocument so that we may take your thoughts into consideration as we finalize the Foundation Document. The draft document is attached to this email and is also available on our website at: http://www.nps.gov/crmo/parkmgmt/planning.htm
You may submit your feedback in two different ways:
1. Mail your comments to: CRMO Superintendent, PO Box 29, Arco, ID 832132. Email your comments to: email@example.com
If possible, please submit comments by December 13, 2013.
Thank you for your interest in the national treasure we call Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.I look forward to working with you as we continue to chart its future.
Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve
PO Box 29 Hwy 93
Arco, ID 83213
(208) 527-1310 (office)
(208) 484-5161 (cell)
(208) 527-3073 (fax)
"The best NPS park that nobody knows about." -- 2013 visitor commentCraters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve protects a vast "weird and scenic landscape" with remarkable and diverse volcanic features, sagebrush steppe ecosystems, and wilderness; it provides opportunities to explore, understand and value the rugged and remote high desert landscape of the Snake River Plain and Great Rift Volcanic area. It contains the first designated wilderness area in the National Park System.