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Input Needed For Rocky Mountain National Park’s New Fire Management Plan

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are beginning the process of preparing a new Fire Management Plan for the park. The current Fire Management Plan was approved in 1992, and does not fully address the challenges the park now faces with the bark beetle epidemic, other forest health issues, and community wildland fire protection.

Park staff would like to hear your ideas about what the new Fire Management
Plan should include. You are invited to participate in one of the following community meetings to learn more about the plan and to share your ideas:

Tuesday, February 3, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Allenspark Community Center on 14863 Highway 7.

Wednesday, February 4, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Estes Park Municipal Building, Room 130, 170 MacGregor Avenue.

Thursday, February 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Grand Lake Fire Station, 201 West Portal Road.

If you are unable to attend one of these community meetings and you have internet access, you can see the project overview presentation and submit written comments at the following website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov.

From the “Choose a park” pull-down menu select Rocky Mountain NP and click on “Go.” Under the list of current projects click on the “Fire Management Plan.” Use the links on the left side of the page to view the presentation and to submit your comments. If you do not have internet access you can request a printed copy of the presentation by calling (970) 586-1206. You can also submit written comments to the park Superintendent at 1000 US Highway 36, Estes Park, CO 80517 or by email to the following:
ROMO_Superintendent@nps.gov.

Please note that written comments must be received by close of business on March 6, 2009.

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