Amidst getting the Wildlife Management Forum together, DCC was able to submit comments to Denali National Park and Preserve regarding their scoping for a future Environmental Assessment to create a scenic turnout at mile 2.5 on the park road located on Government Hill. To see the NPS call for scoping comments, go to: http://www.nps.gov/dena/parknews/government-hill-scenic-pullout-public-input.htm.
We emphasized that although visitor safety is a number one priority, we hope that an opportunity to enjoy the park from this location will not expand the footprint that will decrease the experience of visitors from other locations. Several ideas and even a list of possible alternatives were offered. To see the full text of our letter to the superintendent, click here: DCC Government Hill Scoping Comments.
We plan to stay abreast of the planning process and will be sure to let our members know when the EA eventually comes out.