Amendment – 11 Proposed Action

Development Concept Plan, Amendment To The General Management Plan, Crater Lake National Park, Mazama Campground/Rim Village Corridor

 PROPOSED ACTION AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

 Proposed Action

The action proposed is the approval of a development concept plan that will amend theGeneral Management Plan (GMP) for Crater Lake National Park. In accordance with provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1508.9), an environmental assessment was prepared to evaluate a draft development concept plan. The draft plan, assessment, and GMP amendment were published in one document in 1984. It described four possible alternatives for the improvement of visitor facilities and services in Crater Lake National Park.

Public comment on the 1984 plan/assessment led to further evaluation of one of the alternatives and the publication of a supplemental environmental assessment in 1987. The supplement described four possible alternatives for lodging and visitor services in the Rim Village area of the park. Two common objectives in all alternatives included minimizing visual intrusions and congestion in the Rim Village area and reducing environmental impacts that could affect the Crater Lake ecosystem.

Some of the proposed actions in the 1984 plan did not prove controversial. A Finding of No Significant Impact was approved for these actions in April 1985. These actions, including the development of camper services facilities and cabins at the Mazama Campground, removal of the cabins in the Rim Village, relocation of the gas station, and connection of the Rim Village facilities to the Munson Valley wastewater treatment system, are being implemented as funds become available.

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