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Pinnacles National Monument Releases Draft General Management Plan / Environmental Assessment for Public Comment

Paicines, CA - The National Park Service has released the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Pinnacles National Monument. The public is invited to provide comments on the draft document by January 11, 2013. Four public meetings and local community events will be held the second week of November:

  • Paicines
    Community BBQ/Potluck and Presentation
    November 13, Tuesday, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
    Jefferson School, 221 Old Hernandez Rd
  • Tres Pinos
    Community breakfast with PINN Superintendent Karen Beppler-Dorn
    November 14, Wednesday, 7:30 - 9:00 AM%Flap Jacks, 6881 Airline Hwy
  • Hollister
    Presentation and Open House
    November 14, Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    San Benito County Library, Barbara Room, 470 5th Street
  • Soledad
    Presentation and Open House
    November 15, Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    Soledad High School, Mission Room, 425 Gabilan Drive

The planning process for this general management plan began in 2006. The NPS planning team sought public input throughout the process. The Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment includes maps and narrative text that describes three action alternatives and a no action alternative, which represents the way the monument is currently managed. The preferred alternative, developed in part from public comments, represents a balance among the wide range of ideas. The planning team is especially interested in the public's input to this alternative.

There are a variety of ways to provide comments on this important phase of the planning process:

Comments may be submitted directly through the website, via e-mail at, or by writing us at:

	 :	Karen Beppler-Dorn, Superintendent
Pinnacles National Monument
Attn: General Management Plan Team
5000 Highway 146
Paicines, CA 95043

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