MONTROSE, Colo. — The National Park Service has released information regarding a comprehensive planning effort that would provide long-term direction to preserve the wilderness and backcountry resources of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and area. National Leisure Center of Curecanti.
Documents providing an overview of planning history, planning objectives and issues, and potential management strategies and actions are available for review and comments here. Interested parties should submit their comments by January 21, 2022, either on this website or by mail to the following address:
Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP – Curecanti NRA
Attention: Superintendent Deanna Greco
102 Elk Creek, Gunnison, CO 81230
The NPS is seeking feedback on how to manage the Black Canyon of the Gunnison Backcountry and Designated Wilderness and the Curecanti Backcountry, as well as any ideas or concerns regarding visitor experience and resource protection.
The planning team will analyze feedback received during this outreach period to inform the development of the draft Wilderness and Hinterland Management Plan and related National Environmental Policy Act documents. . Once this stage is complete, the draft and NEPA documents will be made available to the public for review and comment via the above website.
About 50% of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is designated as a wilderness area. Although all units of the national park system are managed in accordance with the organic law of the NPS, the Wilderness Act and NPS policy require additional protections for congressional designated wilderness areas over non-wilderness areas. wild.