BIG SOUTH FORK
April 17, 2000
BIG SOUTH FORK: (Contact: Lee Russell, [email protected])
Major decisions to be made by the National Park Service (NPS) very
soon will determine the future of the BSFNRRA.
NPS has two planning documents in the works:
(1) a General Management Plan (GMP), (already in draft form), and
(2) a Roads & Trails Management Plan (RTMP) for which NPS is eliciting
ideas (nothing in writing yet).
Huge pro-development pressures are being exerted by some politicians
and certain user groups on NPS.
To help preserve unspoiled the natural resources of the Area, here's
what you can do:
#1 For the GMP, send written comments,
due by May 15 to the address below, and
#2 To comment (oraly and/or in writing)
on both the GMP and RTMP, attend meetings ("Open Houses") to
be held between 4/17 and 4/20, (specifics below).
Where to send comments:
Big South Fork NRRA - GMP Planning
Southeast Regional Office
National Park Service
100 Alabama St, SW, Suite 6R10
Atlanta, GA 30303-9725e-mail:
Location of Roads & Trails "Open Houses" (for details,
Fentress County - Garrett's Store,
Scott County - Winfield City Hall,
Anderson County - Oak Ridge Civic Center,
Fentress County - Jamestown, York Institute,
Scott County - Huntsville City, County
McCreary County - Stearns Railway Depot,