DCC Comments on the NPS Wonder Lake Weather Station EA

Wonder Lake Lenticular Photo by Jennifer Raffaeli
Wonder Lake Lenticular
Photo by Jennifer Raffaeli

On May 5, DCC submitted comments regarding the EA for a Climate Station west of the Wonder Lake Campground in Denali National Park and Preserve.

DCC generally supported the preferred alternative of siting a USCRN climate station in a location close to an existing road near Wonder Lake campground, noting the long-term benefit to science. However, we raised a few concerns as the station will lie close to the Wilderness boundary and within a development zone in the Wilderness exclusion intended for campgrounds, rest areas, trailheads, utility corridors, gravel acquisition, and parking.

To view our complete comments, click on the link:DCC Comments-Wonder Lake Weather Station-5-5-14 and to see the EA go to: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=9&projectID=11880&documentID=58484.

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