Comments sought for Rim Village project – May 25, 2003

Comments sought for Rim Village project

Herald and News

Klamath Falls, Oregon
May 25, 2003
Public comments are wanted on the environmental effects of rehabilitating the cafeteria building and relocating parking at Crater Lake National Park’s Rim Village.
An assessment analyzes three alternatives:
Alternative 1 would maintain the cafeteria building and parking area.
Alternative 2, the park’s preference, would adaptively “reuse” the 1928 cafeteria building, its 1972 addition and relocate parking.

Alternative 3 would rehabilitate the 1928 building, remove its additions, construct a visitor building and relocate parking.

Park spokesman Michael Justin said the preferred alternative would result in minor to moderate long-term benefits to vegetation and soils, the Rim Village Historic District’s cultural landscape and park operations. He said the alternative would also result in minor long-term adverse impacts on soils and vegetation and short-term adverse impacts to the visitors during construction.

The EA can be inspected on the Web, or at the park or public libraries in Klamath Falls, Medford, Grants Pass, Roseburg, Ashland, Chiloquin, Portland, Salem, Bend and the University of Oregon Library in Eugene.

Justin said that comments from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be made public. If others wish to withhold their name or address, they must make that declaration prominent on their comments.

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