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I just posted my comments.  I intended to do this at the Bishop meeting that I did attend.  I was informed that posting on-line was much more efficient.  That probably the most information I got out of that meeting.  It was close to speaking with politicians.

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It's working now...

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Yep, I couldn't get on either,

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The comment site is down. Was it turned down to prevent commenting?

http://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=47178


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My apologies that I am a day or two later than I meant to be sending out this reminder. There are two public scoping meetings taking place regarding the Saline Valley EIS/Management Plan. The information is as follows:

 

On Tuesday June 12, the NPS will be hosting an open house from 5:00 pm
until 8:00 pm at the Inyo National Forest Office located at 351 Pacu Lane
in Bishop, CA.

On Wednesday June 13, the NPS will be hosting an open house from 5:00 pm to
8:00 pm in Ridgecrest, CA at the Kerr McGee Center, which is located on 100
West California Avenue in the city of Ridgecrest.

On Thursday June 14, the NPS will be hosting an open house from 5:00 pm to
8:00 pm in Victorville, CA at the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management
District, located at 14306 Park Avenue in Victorville.

 

 

 

Comments to the Park Service regarding the EIS may be made online through July 31 at   http://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=47178

 

 

 

 

Happy soaks!

 

Major Tom, Secretary

Saline Preservation Association

 

 

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NPS Scoping Announcement

NOTE Topic Questions 2 and 4. This is where they will get negative clothing optional comments.  --dezrtdave

http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=297&projectID=39438&documentID=47178

Saline Valley Warm Springs Scoping

Death Valley National Park » Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan EIS » Document List » Document Contents

                                                                                                                                       
Description: Death Valley National Park is pleased to announce the initiation of the public scoping process for developing the Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan and environmental impact statement (EIS). Your input and engagement are important to this planning process.

The purpose of the Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan/EIS is to:
• Provide a framework for natural and cultural resources management at the Warm Springs area;
• Provide a framework for administration and operations at the Warm Springs area;
• Provide a framework for managing visitor use at the Warm Springs area;
• Provide guidance for Death Valley National Park managers as they work with various stakeholders of the Warm Springs area; and
• Balance management of natural resources, ethnographic resources, and visitor use.

The National Park Service is seeking public and agency input in order to help define issues and shape alternatives for this planning process.
Comment Period: 05/25/2012 - 07/31/2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Topic Questions Instructions:
                                        Please consider these topic questions as a starting point for focusing your comments. When responding, please number your response to match the corresponding question.
Topic Questions:
                                        1. What types of recreational use of Saline Valley Warm Springs are important to you?
                                        2. What visitor activities do you feel are appropriate in the Saline Valley Warm Springs area?
                                        3. What are your thoughts on management of feral burros in Saline Valley?
                                        4. How do you feel about the camping situation at the springs?
                                        5. Do you have suggestions about how the National Park Service can best manage the anticipated increase in visitors to Warm Springs over the next 15-20 years?
                                        6. Do you have any concerns about the use of the Chicken Strip airstrip?


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   Death Valley News Release                                                 

                                                                             

 

 

 

Release:          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date:     May 25, 2012

Contact:          Mike Cipra

Phone:            760-786-3227

 

                           Public Scoping Notice

                Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan

                      Environmental Impact Statement

                        Death Valley National Park

 

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input to help inform and shape the development of a management plan and environmental impact statement for the Saline Valley Warm Springs area of Death Valley National Park (Park).

 

 

The purpose of the proposed plan is to provide a framework for managing this remote yet popular area of the park, balancing the protection of unique natural and cultural resources with public health and visitor use at the Saline Valley Warm Springs.

 

 

Public input is very important to this planning process, and the NPS will be hosting three open house style public meetings in regional gateway communities on June 12-14, 2012.  At the public scoping meetings the NPS will present the objectives of the plan/EIS and provide opportunity for attendees to comment in order to identify environmental impacts, issues, and concerns for the planning process.  Information gathered during this time period will help planners advance to the next stage of the process, the development of draft plan/EIS, which will include a range of management alternatives.

 

 

On Tuesday June 12, the NPS will be hosting an open house from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Inyo National Forest Office located at 351 Pacu Lane in Bishop, CA.

 

 

On Wednesday June 13, the NPS will be hosting an open house from 5:00 pm to

8:00 pm in Ridgecrest, CA at the Kerr McGee Center, which is located on 100 West California Avenue in the city of Ridgecrest.

 

 

On Thursday June 14, the NPS will be hosting an open house from 5:00 pm to

8:00 pm in Victorville, CA at the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District, located at 14306 Park Avenue in Victorville.

 

 

Comments for this phase of the planning process will be accepted until July 31, 2012. There are several ways to provide comments. Comments will be accepted in person at the public open house meetings. Additionally, public comment may be submitted online until July 31, 2012, at the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website:

http://parkplanning.nps.gov/SalineValleyScoping

 

 

If you do not have internet access, you may direct comments regarding this project to the park in writing by mail or hand delivery to:

 

 

Death Valley National Park

ATTN: Saline Valley Management Plan

P.O. Box 579

Death Valley, CA 92328

 

 

Comments may also be emailed to DEVA_planning@nps.gov.  Comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted by an individual or organization on behalf of another individual or organization will not be accepted.

 

 

Notice Regarding FOIA

 

It is the practice of the NPS to make all comments, including names and addresses of respondents who provide that information, available for public review following the conclusion of the environmental assessment process.

Individuals may request that the NPS withhold their name and/or address from public disclosure. If you wish to do this, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. Commentators using the website can make such a request by checking the box "keep my contact information private."  NPS will honor such requests to the extent allowable by law, but you should be aware that NPS may still be required to disclose your name and address pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. We will make all submissions from organizations, businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses available for public inspection in their entirety.

 

 

                                   -NPS-

 

 

Mike Cipra

Environmental Protection Specialist

Death Valley National Park

PO Box 579

Death Valley, CA 92328

760-786-3227

(See attached file: Saline Valley Warm Springs Public Scoping 5-25-12.docx)

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As hearings come up, and news breaks, I will spread that information here.

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