Rehabilitation of Highway 62 West, Crater Lake National Park, Klamath County, Oregon
ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE
The National Park Service has adopted the concept of sustainable design as a guiding principle of facility planning and development. The objectives of sustainability are to design National Park Service facilities to:
- minimize adverse effects on natural and cultural values,
- reflect their environmental setting,
- maintain and encourage biodiversity,
- construct and retrofit facilities using energy-efficient materials and building techniques,
- operate and maintain facilities to promote their sustainability, and
- illustrate and promote conservation principles and practices through sustainable design and ecologically sensitive use.
Essentially, sustainability is living within the environment with the least impact on the environment. The preferred alternative subscribes to and supports the practice of sustainable planning, design, and use of the road and associated public and administrative facilities serviced by it through mitigation, preparation, design, and materials.