The Olympic National Park of Washington State wants your input on future rules and regulations for wilderness areas within the park. Though most would say the number is at 100%, Olympic National Park is 95% wilderness as designated by the park service. Wilderness in Olympic National Park is considered places that typically limit access in one way, shape or form.
According to the Peninsula Daily News, “The final plan, expected to be put into effect in late 2015, will guide management of most of the 922,650-acre park for the next 15 to 20 years.”
Olympic National Park has created 4 alternatives for you to consider.
This is the no action alternative, which would keep things the way they have been for the last 34 years.
This would place focus on “minimizing the human footprint on wilderness areas by reducing infrastructure constructed in the park.”
This would focus on “protecting natural resources through ecosystem restoration, including the removal of non-native species.”
This would “manage use and recreation to provide visitors with a greater range of wilderness experiences.”
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This is confusing to many and we want to help you out. That is why we dug deep into the Olympic National Park website and found the best source for information on this.
You can follow this link for tons of publications and resources: http://bit.ly/P2oLdn
DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT HERE: ONP_WSP_Preliminary_Draft_Alternatives_Newsletter
How Do I Give Feedback?
Attend a Meeting
When: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 5:00-7:00pm
Where: Quinault Lake School in Amanda Park, WA 98526
When: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:00-7:00pm
Where: Civic Center (Meeting Room 1) at 525 W. Cota Street. Shelton, WA 98584
When: Thursday, April 3, 2014 5:00-7:00pm
Where: Seattle Public Library (Level 4, Room 2) at 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA
Give Feedback Online*:
Quick and easy, give the National Park you opinion from the comfort of your own device. I am doing this, as well as attending meetings and suggest you do the same.
ONLINE FEEDBACK: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=58015
*Please note: The online comment period closes on 05/17/2014 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time.
You can’t complain about the way things are unless you get engaged in the issues you find important. Give the National Park Service your opinion. They are our parks and we get to decide how best to use them.
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