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National Parks Service Seeks Public Input on Master Plan for Chattahoochee National Recreation Area

ImageThe National Parks Service has released the Supplemental Draft General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement, which evaluates six alternatives for the future management of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. It defines the strategies that will allow for diverse visitor use of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, protect park resources, and provide for the enjoyment of the people. SORBA supports the preferred Alternative F, as it allows for increased off-road trail riding in the park. Review the plan documents and register your input at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. Under the "Choose a Park" drop-down window, find Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and then click "Go".

Public input meetings are scheduled, and we ask that you attend one of these meetings, if possible. Let's get mountain bikes riding throughout the park!

Date and Time Location
October 27, 2008
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Pinckneyville Park Community Center
4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Norcross, GA 30071
October 30, 2008
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA 30075

The public comment period for this document will last for 60 days after the Environmental Protection Agency's notice of availability has been published in the Federal Register. Readers are encouraged to send written comments electronically, or by mail using the following contact information: National Park Service/Attn: Dan R. Brown/Superintendent/1978 Island Ford Parkway/Atlanta, GA 30350-3400.

You may enter electronic comments directly through the Internet by directing your web browser to the following URL address: http://parkplanning.nps.gov. Under the "Choose a Park" drop-down window, find Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and then click "Go". Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at anytime. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Supplemental Draft General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement will be available for comment for 60 days following publication of notification in the Federal Register. Substantive comments will then be analyzed and addressed in the Final General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement. The Final General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement will be released and, following a 30-day period of time subsequent to the release, a record of decision approving a final plan will be signed by the National Park Service regional director. With the signed record of decision, the plan can then be implemented, depending on funding and staffing.