Page, Ariz. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is initiating
scoping for an environmental assessment to analyze the impacts of a
series of projects in the Lees Ferry area.
These projects include the following:
restoring the historic Weaver Ranch house and examining
possible alternative uses,
replacing the Grand Canyon whitewater rafting contact station
and NPS maintenance facilities,
replacing existing concrete and gravel boat ramps with new
replacing the courtesy dock,
replacing the potable water intake from the Colorado River,
rehabilitating drainage structures along the Lees Ferry access
stabilizing the Paria River bank to protect the Lonely Dell
access road and the Paria River bridge.
These improvements are necessary to repair deteriorating
facilities in the Lees Ferry area and ensure they are designed to
accommodate current levels of visitation. In the case of the Weaver
Ranch house, the NPS is proposing to rehabilitate this historic
structure and is seeking input on possible public uses of the
The environmental assessment will analyze the impacts these
projects may have on natural and cultural resources and the quality
of visitors experience in the area. Scoping is an opportunity for
the public to comment on the issues and alternatives that should be
addressed in the environmental assessment before it is prepared.
There will be another public-comment opportunity once the
document is released later this spring.
All public comments must be received by April 24. Comments may be
www,parkplanning.nps.gov/glca or by mailing them to Lees Ferry
EA, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, P.O. Box 1507, Page, AZ
A scoping newsletter with additional information is available at
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