General Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado National Monument, Colorado, 66847 [05-21941]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 212 / Thursday, November 3, 2005 / Notices interpretation would be promoted by providing programs and partnerships with local schools. Wildlife observation and photography opportunities would be expanded, including construction of photo blinds and observation towers. Information guides and signage that highlight refuge management programs, as well as unique wildlife habitats, would also be developed. The refuge would also undertake efforts to improve road maintenance in order to provide better visitor access. A visitor center and headquarters office would be constructed on the refuge, with space for interpretation, environmental education, and staff. Research studies on the refuge would continue to be fostered and partnerships developed with universities and other agencies, with the refuge providing needed resources and study sites. Research on the refuge would also provide benefits to conservation efforts throughout the Lower Mississippi River Valley to preserve, enhance, restore, and manage bottomland hardwood habitat. Inventorying and monitoring of birds, freshwater mussels, reptiles, and amphibians would be continued and expanded in order to assess population trends, correlate with environmental pressures, and provide baseline data to be used in development of appropriate management strategies. Providing additional staff (e.g., wildlife biologist, biological technician, outdoor recreation planner, seasonal maintenance worker, and full-time law enforcement officer) would enable the Service to fully develop and manage fish and wildlife resources and habitats, an offer environmental educational programs that promote a greater understanding of both natural and cultural resources. Under this alternative, the refuge would continue to acquire lands within the present acquisition boundary for compatible wildlife-dependent public recreation and environmental education opportunities. Tracts that provide better-quality habitat and connectivity to existing refuge lands would receive higher priority for acquisition. The refuge would use other important acquisition tools, including land exchanges, partnerships with conservation organizations, conservation easements with adjacent landowners, and leases/ cooperative agreements. Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 105–57. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:27 Nov 02, 2005 Jkt 208001 Dated: April 29, 2005. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director. Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register October 31, 2005. [FR Doc. 05–21906 Filed 11–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service General Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado National Monument, Colorado National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Colorado National Monument. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 83 Stat. 852, 853, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the General Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado National Monument, Colorado. On August 31, 2005, the Director, Intermountain Region, approved the Record of Decision for the project. As soon as practicable, the National Park Service will begin to implement the Preferred Alternative contained in the FEIS issued on June 6, 2005. The following course of action will occur under the preferred alternative: Weave Colorado National Monument into the regional ecosystem on the northeastern edge of the Colorado Plateau by pursuing common stewardship goals with government agencies, tribes, educational institutions, and communities. This course of action and 2 alternatives were analyzed in the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements. The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate mitigating measures were identified. The Record of Decision includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, a finding on impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to minimize environmental harm, an PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66847 overview of public involvement in the decision-making process, and finding that the alternative selected for implementation will not impair park resources or values and will not violate the NPS Organic Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Bruce Noble, Colorado National Monument, Fruita, CO 81521– 0001; Tel: (970) 858–3617, ext. 300; FAX: (970) 858–0372; e-mail: bruce_noble@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Record of Decision may be obtained from the contact listed above or online at http://planning.nps.gov/plans.cfm Dated: August 30, 2005. Michael D. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


General Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, 
Colorado National Monument, Colorado

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision on the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the General Management Plan, Colorado National Monument.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, 83 Stat. 852, 853, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 
4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of the 
Record of Decision for the General Management Plan, Final Environmental 
Impact Statement, Colorado National Monument, Colorado. On August 31, 
2005, the Director, Intermountain Region, approved the Record of 
Decision for the project. As soon as practicable, the National Park 
Service will begin to implement the Preferred Alternative contained in 
the FEIS issued on June 6, 2005. The following course of action will 
occur under the preferred alternative: Weave Colorado National Monument 
into the regional ecosystem on the northeastern edge of the Colorado 
Plateau by pursuing common stewardship goals with government agencies, 
tribes, educational institutions, and communities.
    This course of action and 2 alternatives were analyzed in the Draft 
and Final Environmental Impact Statements. The full range of 
foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate 
mitigating measures were identified.
    The Record of Decision includes a statement of the decision made, 
synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, 
a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, a finding 
on impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to 
minimize environmental harm, an overview of public involvement in the 
decision-making process, and finding that the alternative selected for 
implementation will not impair park resources or values and will not 
violate the NPS Organic Act.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Bruce Noble, Colorado 
National Monument, Fruita, CO 81521-0001; Tel: (970) 858-3617, ext. 
300; FAX: (970) 858-0372; e-mail: bruce_noble@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Record of Decision may be 
obtained from the contact listed above or online at http://
planning.nps.gov/plans.cfm

    Dated: August 30, 2005.
Michael D. Snyder,
Acting Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
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