Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Personal Watercraft Use Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service has released a summary of comments received during public scoping for the personal watercraft use environmental assessment underway Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It is available in the Document List section by selecting that option from the left side of the screen
On October 9, 2012, the National Park Service (NPS) released a Public Scoping Newsletter for the Personal Watercraft Use Environmental Assessment at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to the public for review and comment. The newsletter included a description of the project background, purpose and need, project objectives, project issues, and a list of preliminary alternative concepts. The newsletter was available for public review until November 9, 2012.
During the scoping period, public meetings were held in Munising, Marquette, and Grand Marais. NPS staff was on hand to visit with meeting attendees, answer questions, and accept handwritten comments. Comments were also accepted at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website.
The NPS read and analyzed all public correspondence received during the scoping period. A summary of public comments is provided in the "Pictured Rocks NL PWC Public Scoping Comments Summary Report," which may be viewed and downloaded in the Document List section.
The report contains an introduction, some statistical comment analysis, concern statements, and a selection of representative quotes from individuals and organizations.
Also posted is a document containing all of the public correspondence received during the public scoping period. This document, "Pictured Rocks NL PWC Public Scoping Comments - All Correspondence" can also be viewed and downloaded in the Document List section.
Thank you for your interest in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Pictured Rocks is a very special place, and I am committed to managing the
park in full compliance with applicable law and policy.
The use of personal watercraft (PWC) at Pictured Rocks continues to be a challenging issue and I strongly encourage all park stakeholders to take advantage of available opportunities for public input to share with us your issues, concerns and opinions as we work to formulate alternatives regarding the use of PWC and carefully analyze the environmental consequences of those alternatives.
I look forward to hearing from you throughout this important planning process.
If you wish to receive future updates on this project, please send an email to PIRO_personal_watercraft@nps.gov and include your email address. Public comments will not be accepted at this email address.