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News Zion National Park Visitor Use Plan - Listening Sessions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ratagonia, May 24, 2016.

  1. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    a bit late to the party, this just crossed my news feed...

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    Full article with Meeting Times in the attached PDF...

    Tom

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  2. canyoncaper

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    It was well worth attending - I encourage all to participate.
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  3. ScottM

    ScottM Looking for a canyon, you got one?

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    Tom,

    Did you happen to attend last evenings meeting? If so, can you share some of the highlights/discussions?

    Scott
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    Nope, and not making it to tonights, due to prior obligation. Perhaps Felicia @canyoncaper could give a paragraph or two about it.

    Tom
  5. ScottM

    ScottM Looking for a canyon, you got one?

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    I participated in the "Listening Session" event that transpired yesterday. Basically, the NPS expressed the following:
    1) Their mission to protect and preserve the parks
    2) Artifacts presenting the overwhelming increase in attendance
    3) Solicited input to 5 questions, which are listed here: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=113&projectID=58542&documentID=72908

    They also stated that the recorded version of the session would be available at the link provided above.
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  6. hank moon

    hank moon kinetically bulbous

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    Repeating ScottM's link above, and a reminder that the comment period ends in 2 days.

    Zions lovers: if your relationship with the park is at least a few years old, then you might have noticed a large increase in visitation over the last few years. This increase has impacted my experience when visiting the park - how about you?

    There is a public comment period open on this issue, and it ends this week (06-17-16). Please take a moment to submit your comments. The Park does listen, but often there is little to hear. Please make your voice heard by following the link below, and taking action. Remember that just a sentence or two on your personal experience is better than nothing. Thanks for listening.

    https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=113&projectID=58542&documentID=72908

    p.s. ZION visitation stats (2006-2016)
    https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/management/upload/ZION-VISITATION-2006-2016-3.pdf
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