Public comment wanted on Grand Canyon backcountry management plan

Credit: NPS

Credit: NPS

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Author: Steven Shaw
Date: 11.30.15

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The National Park Service wants to hear from you regarding various proposals for managing Grand Canyon National Park's backcountry.  For about the next three months the NPS is soliciting public comment on the several proposals which vary in degree from leaving things as they are to issuing day use permits and fees for some of the Park’s more popular hikes, such as Bright Angel Trail. Each year millions of people visit Grand Canyon National Park and rangers say they are trying to ease congestion on some of the more popular trails.  The park's backcountry is just over 1.1 million acres, most of which has been proposed to receive wilderness designation.  The current backcountry management plan has not been updated since 1988. To comment and read over the plan, click here and please feel free to share your experiences and opinions in the comments section below.