Kaloko-Konokohau National Historical Park; Advisory Commission; Notice of Meeting, 21441 [05-8307]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 79 / Tuesday, April 26, 2005 / Notices and contribute to further refinement of these modifications the National Park Service is publishing a Revised Draft. This draft contains four new alternatives and an accompanying Environmental Impact Statement. A Record of Decision is expected in the fall of 2005. Alternative 1 (No Action): Current and projected conditions under this alternative provide a baseline for evaluating the changes and impacts of the other action alternatives. The NPS would continue the present management direction, guided by the 1986 General Management Plan, the 1997 Entrance Area and Road Corridor Development Concept Plan, the 1997 South Side Denali Development Concept Plan, the 1997 Strategic Plan, and backcountry management plans from 1976 and 1982. Recreational use and access patterns would continue to develop, and NPS would respond as necessary on a case-by-case basis. No new services or facilities would be developed to meet increased levels of use in the backcountry, except for those identified in the Entrance Area or South Side plans. This alternative represents ‘‘no action’’ for this plan. For all activities, the NPS would respond to changing use patterns as necessary to protect park resources, visitor safety, and visitor experience. Alternative 2: This alternative would distinguish a unique Denali experience based on dispersed use in a wilderness landscape with few sights or sounds of people or mechanized civilization. There would be few services, facilities, or signs of management presence. This alternative would most clearly distinguish the backcountry experience in Denali from the surrounding lands, providing a place primarily for visitors who are very self-reliant, and would include many opportunities for extended expeditions in very remote locations. Backcountry users seeking other experiences would find those opportunities on neighboring lands. Alternative 3: This alternative would provide opportunities for a variety of wilderness recreational activities by establishing areas to serve those visitors who want to experience the wilderness resource values of the Denali backcountry but require services, assistance, or have a limited amount of time. The areas would be the minimum necessary to provide these experiences based on present demand and would be focused along the park road in the Old Park and Kantishna and at the existing high activity areas at the Ruth Glacier and the Kahiltna Base Camp. The majority of the backcountry would be managed for dispersed, self-reliant travel and would include opportunities VerDate jul<14>2003 11:52 Apr 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 for extended expeditions in very remote locations. Alternative 4 (NPS Preferred Alternative): This alternative would also provide opportunities for a variety of wilderness recreational activities and experiences by establishing areas to serve those visitors who want to experience the wilderness resource values of the Denali backcountry but require services, assistance, or have a limited amount of time. However, the areas would be of sufficient size to accommodate anticipated growth in the next 20 years and would be focused along the park road in the Old Park and Kantishna; at the Ruth, Tokositna, and Kahiltna Glaciers; and in the Dunkle Hills/Broad Pass area. The remainder of the backcountry would be managed for dispersed, self-reliant travel and would include opportunities for extended expeditions in very remote locations. Alternative 5: This alternative would create two distinct geographic areas that provide different kinds of visitor experiences in the Denali backcountry. The Old Park and the Denali additions north of the Alaska Range would be primarily managed for dispersed, selfreliant travel although no areas would be managed specifically to preserve opportunities for extended expeditions in remote locations. Areas along the park road and in Kantishna that presently receive a relatively high volume of use and large parts of the additions south of the Alaska Range would be managed for a greater intensity and variety of appropriate recreational activities and would have more visible management presence and opportunities for more services and facilities. Informational and Public Meetings Informational meetings and public hearings will be scheduled in Alaska at the following locations: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Healy, Susitna Valley, and Cantwell. The specific dates and times of the meetings and public hearings will be announced in local media. It is the practice of the National Park Service to make comments, including names and addresses of respondents, available for public review. An individual respondent may request that we withhold his or her address from the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. If you wish to have NPS withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. NPS will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21441 organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Dated: April 20, 2005. Anne. D. Castellina, Acting Regional Director, Alaska. [FR Doc. 05–8308 Filed 4–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HT–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Kaloko-Konokohau National Historical Park; Advisory Commission; Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the Na Hoapili O Kaloko Honokohau, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission will be held at 9 a.m., May 7, 2005, at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park headquarters, KailuaKona, Hawaii. The agenda will be on discussions on the results of the Planning and Development of the Live-In Cultural Center workshop. The meeting is open to the public. Disabled persons requiring special assistance should contact the Superintendent at (808) 329–6881 ext 7, 7 days prior to the meeting. Minutes will be recorded for documentation and transcribed for dissemination. Minutes of the meeting will be available to the public after approval of the full Advisory Commission. Transcripts will be available after 30 days of the meeting. For copies of the minutes, contact KalokoHonokohau National Historical Park at (808) 329–6881. Dated: March 10, 2005. Geraldine K. Bell, Superintendent, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. [FR Doc. 05–8307 Filed 4–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–6H–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Folsom Dam Road Restricted Access, Folsom, CA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (as amended), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 79 (Tuesday, April 26, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-8307]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Kaloko-Konokohau National Historical Park; Advisory Commission; 
Notice of Meeting

    Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act that a meeting of the Na Hoapili O Kaloko Honokohau, 
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission will be 
held at 9 a.m., May 7, 2005, at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical 
Park headquarters, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
    The agenda will be on discussions on the results of the Planning 
and Development of the Live-In Cultural Center workshop.
    The meeting is open to the public. Disabled persons requiring 
special assistance should contact the Superintendent at (808) 329-6881 
ext 7, 7 days prior to the meeting.
    Minutes will be recorded for documentation and transcribed for 
dissemination. Minutes of the meeting will be available to the public 
after approval of the full Advisory Commission. Transcripts will be 
available after 30 days of the meeting.

    For copies of the minutes, contact Kaloko-Honokohau National 
Historical Park at (808) 329-6881.

    Dated: March 10, 2005.
Geraldine K. Bell,
Superintendent, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.
[FR Doc. 05-8307 Filed 4-25-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-6H-M