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ONP holds another wilderness plan scoping session in Sequim tonight

February 7th, 2013 - 6:56am

(Port Angeles) -- Olympic National Park continues a series of public input sessions on a new wilderness plan.

Tonight, park officials will be in Sequim at Trinity United Methodist Church from five until seven.

Park officials were in Port Angeles Tuesday gathering input.

Park officials say the new plan aims to protect and manage the designated wilderness lands within the park. The plan hasn't been updated in nearly 35 years. But first ONP wants to find out what the public thinks should be in the stewardship plan.

Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum says the management plan will be developed under the federal Wilderness Act of 1964 and analyzed through an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process.

The park planned eight public workshops to gather input on what the plan should include.

ONP will hold similar workshops at other communities surrounding the park through March. ONP will continue to take comments on the plan through March 23rd.

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