Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Mammoth Cave National Park completed the Cave and Karst Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) with a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on Friday, October 4. The park worked with the National Park Service, Interior Region 1 to address public comments received regarding the plan, and will continue to coordinate with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and Kentucky State Historic Preservation Office in executing the plan. The signed FONSI and final EA will be posted at parkplanning.nps.gov/MACA.
The completed Cave and Karst Management Plan will provide a consistent framework and direction for managing and protecting the world-class cave and karst resources found at Mammoth Cave National Park. It will address resource protection issues, particularly those related to visitation, research, and/or above ground activities that can impact cave resources below ground, as well as sustainable public enjoyment and education.