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Comments Needed on Grand Canyon National Park Backcountry Management Plan

Grand Canyon National Park has begun the process of revising their Backcountry Management Plan and they are currently seeking public input in the development of an Environmental Impact Statement.

This is an important opportunity to speak up for wolves and to let the park know that people would like to see wolf recovery as part of the future management of the backcountry and wilderness resources
of the park.  

You can submit comments through June 27th. Click here to submit your comments on-line (please note that this website is not always working – but please keep trying!).  

Comments can also be submitted by mail to: Superintendent Grand Canyon National Park, Attn: Backcountry Management Plan, P.O. Box 129, Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023, and by hand-delivery to Park Headquarters, 1 Village Loop, Grand Canyon, Arizona.

What to Include In Your Comments:

Make sure to start your comments by saying they are for the Grand Canyon Backcountry Management Plan.

Ask the National Park Service to:
a. Develop a wolf recovery strategy for Grand Canyon National Park and engage in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan revision process.
b. Develop and implement interagency conservation goals to protect and restore extirpated,rare, endangered or threatened species, as well as keystone species, many of which (mountain lions,tasseled-eared squirrels, goshawk) range outside the park boundaries.
c. Identify, monitor, and prioritize protection of critical wildlife linkages of the region affecting Grand Canyon wildlife.
d. Manage the Park in relation to its adjacent lands to include protection and restoration of all native species and their habitats.
For more information about the Grand Canyon Backcountry Management Plan, visit: the NPS planning website for Grand Canyon National Park.
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