Tule Lake Monument General Plan and Environmental Assessment Meetings

The National Park Service is asking the public to review and comment on the “Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment,” Tule Lake Unit, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument Superintendent Lawrence J. Whalon, Jr. said in a statement. 

The plan “presents the proposed long-term management actions for the Tule Lake Unit over the next 20 years.” According to Whalon, the NPS “explored a range of ideas, methods, and concepts for managing the Tule Lake Unit. This document describes three distinct alternative strategies for protecting and managing the Tule Lake Unit, as well as an analysis of the environmental impacts and consequences of implementing each of these alternative strategies. Alternative C has been proposed as the National Park Service’s preferred alternative, and this set of actions and programs is intended to become the general management plan for the Tule Lake Unit.”

The public’s “involvement in the planning process is critical to the creation of this general management plan.” Whalon also stated that “feedback received through written comments and dozens of public meetings has helped to guide the process.”

The GMP/EA is available for public review with comments due via the Website, e-mail, mail or at one of the meetings, by Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

Public meetings

Monday, Nov. 28, 6-8 p.m. — Tulelake/Newell Family Resource Center (The Honker), 810 Main St., Tulelake, Calif.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m. — Klamath County Library, 126 S. 3rd St., Klamath Falls, Ore.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. — Japanese American Cultural & Community Ctr., 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles

Friday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-noon — CSU Dominguez Hills Univ. Library, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, Calif.

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m. — Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1-3 p.m. — Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St., Sacramento

Thursday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon — Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St., San Francisco

Thursday, Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m. — Japanese American Museum of San Jose, 535 N. 5th St., San Jose, Calif.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 5-7 p.m. — Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, 1414 S. Weller St., Seattle, Wash.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m. — Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, 121 NW 2nd Ave., Portland, Ore.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m. — Hood River Library, 502 State St. Hood River, Ore.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m. to noon (PST) — Virtual Meeting*

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m. (EST)/3-5 p.m. (PST) — Virtual Meeting* Optional viewing location: Japanese American Assoc. of New York, 49 W. 45th St., 11th Floor, New York

*Virtual meeting Web access information will be posted on the Tule Lake Unit Website at nps.gov/tule and widely announced.

To learn more, contact Whalon at (530) 667-8101 or GMP Project Manager Anna Tamura at (206) 220-4157, or visit http://ow.ly/2bhB3061F9o.

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