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6A Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Plan for Warner Valley released for comment Lassen Volcanic National Park has released the Final Environmental Impact State- ment for the Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan (FEIS). Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz said, "I am pleased to announce the release of this document, which is the result of many years of collaboration between park staff, re- searchers and the public. I greatly appreciate the input we received during the devel- opment of the plan from indi- viduals and groups who have a deep commitment to this beautiful and historically sig- nificant area." The park developed the Warner Valley Comprehen- sive Site Plan in response to the numerous management needs identified within the Warner Valley area, including the restoration of the valley's unusual fen and wetland com- plex, and protection and maintenance of archaeologi- cal and cultural sites, such as the historic Drakesbad Guest Ranch. "The plan also focuses on improving hiking paths and trails, and expanding inter- pretive offerings as well as ad- dressing potential safety is- sues that may arise from inad- equate parking pullouts and foot traffic along the Warner Valley Road," Koontz said. The Environmental Protec- tion Agency published the an- nouncement in the Federal Register Sept. 24, the begin- ning of a minimum 30-day waiting period. After the waiting period, a Record of Decision will be pre- pared by the park and for- warded to the regional direc- tor, National Park Service Pa- cific West Region, as the offi- cial responsible for the ap- proval of the Comprehensive Site Plan. After approval, the superin- tendent at Lassen Volcanic National Park will be the re- sponsible official for plan im- plementation., The FEIS will be sent to af- fected federal, tribal, state and local government agencies and other interested parties. The Preferred Plan Alternative 2 has been iden- tiffed as the agency-preferred and environmentally pre- ferred alternative in the FEIS. Components Ecological restoration of wetlands throughout Warn- er Valley, which includes permanently filling ditches within Drakesbad Meadow Creation of a concession ser- vice center and housing area comprised of tent cabins sur- rounding a single-story bath- house building located out- side of the Drakesbad Guest Ranch Historic District Removal of the Dream Lake Dam and the subsequent re- version of the area to a ri- parian-wetland complex The Alternatives Alternative 1: No action -- continue cur- rent management practices. Alternative 3: Restoration of Warner Val- ley fen, through the installa- tion of metal sheets to dam ditches within Drakesbad Meadow Creation of a concession ser- vice center and housing area comprised of a two-sto- ry dormitory building with bathrooms located outside of the Drakesbad Guest Ranch Historic District Reconstruction of the Dream Lake Dam to Bureau of Reclamation engineering standards Where to see the FE|S Online The park's website: nps.gov /lavo/parkmgmt/index.htm NPS Planning, Environmental and Public Comment website: parkplanning.n ps.gov/lavo Printed copies are available for review at Park Headquarters Administration Building, in Mineral Plumas County Library, including Chester branch library Susanville District Library Tehama County Library For more information about the FEIS, to request a CD or printed copy of the docu- ment, contact the Superin- tendent's Office, Lassen Vol- canic National Park, P.O. Box 100, Mineral, CA. 96063-0100 or call 595-4444, ext. 5101. The public now has a chance to comment on the future of Warner Valley, as spelled out in an environmental impact statement recently completed by Lassen Volcanic National Park. Photo courtesy of Cassen Volcanic National Park The crew at Eng Mike, John, David & Tom, Feather Publishing Thanks for being Thanks for being the a great captain Greatest Boss ] on the ship. in Accounting History! 'i'i-. From the ladies at Bequette & Kimmel Drs. Herndon, Happy Bosses Day. We appreciate all your hard work and dedication. We're very proud to work for the both of you. It's dentistry the way it should be. Your staff :,, Michael W. Herndon, DDS ,,:.! Emily S. Herndon, DDS 'i !: i ..... :?ii : ii/?5 : ii  It's that time of year again! When we tell you what a GREAT BOSS you are. We did want to remind you though; we still haven't gotten the bonuses you promised us for saying it last year! Charlie and Yvonne Quincy Fire Sherri, You're not the boss of us[ Oh wait, you are! 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