Vegetation and Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Morristown National Historical Park, New Jersey, 41516-41517 [2011-17761]

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[FR Doc. 2011–17716 Filed 7–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2031–A153–422] Vegetation and Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Morristown National Historical Park, New Jersey Department of the Interior, National Park Service. ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Vegetation and Deer Management Plan, Morristown National Historical Park, New Jersey. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Vegetation and Deer Management Plan at Morristown National Historical Park (NHP), New Jersey. The purpose of this plan is to provide the framework for managing vegetation and deer browsing in order to promote a naturally regenerating hardwood forest with mixed-aged classes of trees that reflect the historic and naturally diverse character of the park. Action is needed now to meet the Congressional intent and the direction in the park’s general management plan (GMP) of maintaining a naturally regenerating and sustainable forested landscape. DATES: The National Park Service will accept comments from the public through August 15, 2011. The National Park Service intends to hold two public scoping meetings within the park at Washington’s Headquarters Museum during the scoping period. Details regarding the exact dates and times of these meetings will be announced in the scoping newsletter, on the Internet (at http://www.nps.gov/morr and http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/morr), and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 through local media at least 15 days in advance of the meetings. ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/morr and at Washington’s Headquarters Museum in Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ 07960. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Morristown National Historical Park (973–539–2016, ext. 200). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Morristown NHP was established and is managed to reflect an 18th-century landscape pattern of field, forest, orchard and clearings that was present during the winter encampments of the Continental Army under General George Washington. The park’s General Management Plan (GMP) further indicates that rather than recreate an exact replica of the encampment period, Morristown NHP will protect and foster the landscape to include a broader cultural and ecological context. The GMP also specifies that an important piece of this landscape and both its cultural and ecological contexts is a naturally regenerating mixed hardwood forest that reflects historic character, natural diversity, and natural processes. However, this critical element of the landscape is currently threatened, as native species show little or no regeneration. Studies and ongoing monitoring show that the loss of regeneration appears to be primarily due to two forces: current levels of deer feeding and browsing, which contribute to lower tree seedling regeneration rates; and the expansion of non-native invasive species, which are outcompeting native species and depressing or eliminating native tree seedling regeneration rates over much of the forest. Over time, the absence of regeneration will result in either: (1) Replacement of forest stands with species that do not reflect the forest’s historic character or natural diversity, or (2) the disappearance of mixed hardwoods altogether. The National Park Service will prepare a scoping newsletter which will present the issues and statements of purpose, need, and objectives of the Vegetation and Deer Management Plan that the NPS has identified to date during its internal scoping meetings. The newsletter also will provide information on upcoming public scoping meetings that will be held to gather feedback on these topics. Copies of that information will be available E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2011 / Notices online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ morr or at Morristown NHP’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey. If you wish to comment on the purpose, need, objectives, or on any other issues associated with the plan, you may submit your comments by one of several methods: Via the Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/morr (preferred method); at upcoming public scoping meetings; and by mailing or hand-delivering comments to Superintendent, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ 07960. 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 any time. 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. Dennis R. Reidenbach, Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2011–17761 Filed 7–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JW–P 5. Kalaupapa Fire Management Plan Update. 6. Public Comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further information concerning this meeting may be obtained from the Superintendent, Kalaupapa National Historical Park, P.O. Box 2222, Kalaupapa, Hawaii 96742, telephone (808) 567–6802 x 1100. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Interested persons may make oral/written presentations to the Commission or file written statements. Such requests should be made to the Superintendent at least seven days prior to the meeting. 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 any time. 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. Dated: June 14, 2011. Stephen Prokop, Superintendent, Kalaupapa National Historical Park. [FR Doc. 2011–17779 Filed 7–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4132–GJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [8896–SZM] National Park Service Kalaupapa Federal Advisory Commission Meeting, July 26, 2011 [NPS–OIA–WASO–0711–7740; 0050–673] National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Meeting Notice. Drafting of U.S. Nominations to the World Heritage List AGENCY: This notice sets the date of July 26, 2011, meeting of the Kalaupapa Federal Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meeting of the Kalaupapa Federal Advisory Commission will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at 9 a.m. (Hawaii Standard Time) ADDRESSES: Location: The meeting will be held at McVeigh Social Hall, Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Kalaupapa, Hawaii 96742. wreier-aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Agenda The July 26, 2011, Commission meeting will consist of the following: 1. Superintendent’s Report. 2. General Management Plan (GMP) Update. 3. Commercial Air Service Status at Kalaupapa. 4. Memorial Project Update. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:55 Jul 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 Department of the Interior, National Park Service. ACTION: Second Notice and Request for Comment. AGENCY: This notice constitutes the Second Notice in the Federal Register referred to in Sec. 73.7(f) of the World Heritage Program regulations (36 CFR Part 73). It sets forth the decision to request that draft World Heritage nominations for 11 ‘‘Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings’’ (in Arizona, California, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin) and ‘‘Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument,’’ Louisiana, be prepared, thereby notifying the owners and the public of this decision. On December 14, 2010 (75 FR 77901), the Department of the Interior requested public comment on which property or properties on the U.S. World Heritage SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41517 Tentative List should be nominated next by the United States to the World Heritage List. This was the First Notice in the Federal Register, pursuant to 36 CFR 73.7(c). The Tentative List consists of properties that appear to qualify for World Heritage status and which may be considered for nomination by the United States to the World Heritage List. The current Tentative List was transmitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on January 24, 2008. After review of the comments provided by the public and consultation with the Federal Interagency Panel for World Heritage, the Department, in accordance with 36 CFR Part 73, has selected ‘‘Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings’’ and ‘‘Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument’’ from the Tentative List as proposed nominations to the World Heritage List. With the assistance of the Department, the owners of these sites are encouraged to prepare complete nomination documents for the sites in accordance with 36 CFR Part 73 and the nomination format required by the World Heritage Committee. A discussion of the decision, the nomination process and schedule and a summary of the comments as received follows. Recommendations of the Federal Interagency Panel for World Heritage The Federal Interagency Panel for World Heritage assists the Department of the Interior in implementing the Convention by making recommendations on U.S. World Heritage policy, procedures, and nominations. The Panel is chaired by the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks and includes representatives from various Federal Departments and agencies with Federal land management and policy-making responsibilities. The Panel made its recommendations to the Department of the Interior on the next U.S. World Heritage nominations at a meeting on May 9, 2011. The Panel agreed by consensus to support the preparation of nominations at this time for ‘‘Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings’’ and ‘‘Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument.’’ The Panel reviewed the public suggestions for nominations for other properties at this time from the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List but did not recommend the preparation of nominations for any additional or alternate properties, noting that other good candidates on the Tentative List would need more substantial work or assistance before they could be expected to develop viable nominations. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2031-A153-422]


Vegetation and Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact 
Statement, Morristown National Historical Park, New Jersey

AGENCY: Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
for a Vegetation and Deer Management Plan, Morristown National 
Historical Park, New Jersey.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 
U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service is preparing an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Vegetation and Deer 
Management Plan at Morristown National Historical Park (NHP), New 
Jersey. The purpose of this plan is to provide the framework for 
managing vegetation and deer browsing in order to promote a naturally 
regenerating hardwood forest with mixed-aged classes of trees that 
reflect the historic and naturally diverse character of the park. 
Action is needed now to meet the Congressional intent and the direction 
in the park's general management plan (GMP) of maintaining a naturally 
regenerating and sustainable forested landscape.

DATES: The National Park Service will accept comments from the public 
through August 15, 2011. The National Park Service intends to hold two 
public scoping meetings within the park at Washington's Headquarters 
Museum during the scoping period. Details regarding the exact dates and 
times of these meetings will be announced in the scoping newsletter, on 
the Internet (at http://www.nps.gov/morr and http://parkplanning.nps.gov/morr), and through local media at least 15 days in 
advance of the meetings.

ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment 
online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/morr and at Washington's 
Headquarters Museum in Morristown National Historical Park, 30 
Washington Place, Morristown, NJ 07960.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Morristown National 
Historical Park (973-539-2016, ext. 200).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Morristown NHP was established and is 
managed to reflect an 18th-century landscape pattern of field, forest, 
orchard and clearings that was present during the winter encampments of 
the Continental Army under General George Washington. The park's 
General Management Plan (GMP) further indicates that rather than 
recreate an exact replica of the encampment period, Morristown NHP will 
protect and foster the landscape to include a broader cultural and 
ecological context. The GMP also specifies that an important piece of 
this landscape and both its cultural and ecological contexts is a 
naturally regenerating mixed hardwood forest that reflects historic 
character, natural diversity, and natural processes. However, this 
critical element of the landscape is currently threatened, as native 
species show little or no regeneration.
    Studies and ongoing monitoring show that the loss of regeneration 
appears to be primarily due to two forces: current levels of deer 
feeding and browsing, which contribute to lower tree seedling 
regeneration rates; and the expansion of non-native invasive species, 
which are outcompeting native species and depressing or eliminating 
native tree seedling regeneration rates over much of the forest.
    Over time, the absence of regeneration will result in either: (1) 
Replacement of forest stands with species that do not reflect the 
forest's historic character or natural diversity, or (2) the 
disappearance of mixed hardwoods altogether.
    The National Park Service will prepare a scoping newsletter which 
will present the issues and statements of purpose, need, and objectives 
of the Vegetation and Deer Management Plan that the NPS has identified 
to date during its internal scoping meetings. The newsletter also will 
provide information on upcoming public scoping meetings that will be 
held to gather feedback on these topics. Copies of that information 
will be available

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online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/morr or at Morristown NHP's 
Washington's Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New 
Jersey.
    If you wish to comment on the purpose, need, objectives, or on any 
other issues associated with the plan, you may submit your comments by 
one of several methods: Via the Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/morr (preferred method); at upcoming public 
scoping meetings; and by mailing or hand-delivering comments to 
Superintendent, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ 07960. 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 any time. 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.

Dennis R. Reidenbach,
Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-17761 Filed 7-13-11; 8:45 am]
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