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SOURCE:  Federal Register, November 8, 2001

Channel Islands National Park

Draft Environmental Impact Statement/General Management Plan

SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(c) of the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service is
preparing a general management plan (GMP) and an environmental impact
statement (EIS) for Channel Islands National Park. The GMP will
establish the overall direction for the park, setting broad management
goals for managing the area over the next 15 to 20 years. The GMP will
prescribe desired resource conditions and visitor experiences that are
to be achieved and maintained throughout the park. Based on the desired
conditions, the GMP will outline the kinds of resource management
activities, visitor activities, and developments that would be
appropriate in the park. Among the topics that will be addressed are
ecosystem management, preservation of natural and cultural resources,
landscape restoration, island access, road and trail systems, facility
and staff needs, research needs and opportunities, and education and
interpretive efforts. In cooperation with local, state, tribal, and
other federal agencies, attention will also be given to cooperative
management of resources outside the boundaries that affect the
integrity of Channel Islands National Park.
Some of the issues the GMP/EIS may address are: levels and
appropriateness of access to and within the park (including the extent
and character of the existing road systems), infrastructure needs
(including administration and support functions), conflicts between
cultural and natural resource management, management of marine
resources across jurisdictional boundaries, developments on
floodplains, and uses of historic structures.
Comments: As the first phase of the conservation planning and EIS
process, the National Park Service is beginning to scope the issues to
be addressed in the GMP/EIS. All interested persons, organizations, and
agencies are encouraged to submit comments and suggestions regarding
the issues or concerns the GMP/EIS should address, including the
suitable range of alternatives and appropriate mitigating measures, and
the nature and extent of potential environmental impacts. Written
comments may be mailed to the address below, and comments may also be
submitted via email to Please submit
Internet comments as a text file and avoid the use of special
characters and any form of encryption. Be sure to include name and
return postal mailing address in any Internet message. All comments
must be postmarked or transmitted not later than December 31, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Written comments, general park information requests, or
requests to be added to the project mailing list should be directed to:
Superintendent, Channel Islands National Park, 1901 Spinnaker Drive,
Ventura, CA 93001-4354, telephone (805) 658-5777.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Channel Islands
National Park, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001-4354; telephone
(805) 658-5730. General information about Channel Islands National Park
is available on the Internet at

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