Natchez Trace Parkway Multi-use Trail Segment 3P20 Wetland and Floodplain Statement of Findings Open for Public Comment

The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a draft Statements of Findings for Wetlands and Floodplains (SOFs) for Multi-use Trail Segment 3P20, a trail beginning at the Osburn Stand Parking Lot to 200 feet west of County Line Road at Milepost 94.95(from approximately Milepost 93.7 to Milepost 94.95). The SOFs are available for review from June 12 – 27, 2013. They have been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, Director’s Order 77-1, and Executive Orders 11990 and 11988.  The SOFs provide guidance in determining appropriate mitigation for potential impacts to wetlands and floodplains as a result of trail construction.

This 1.3-mile portion of the planned multi-use trail will follow the alignment identified in the September 1995, Multi-Use Trail Study Environmental Assessment, subject to changes identified during design, and approved by the NPS.  In a 1996 Finding of No Significant Impact, the NPS approved the preferred alternative for building a Multi-use trail on park lands in the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area. The NPS considers public involvement an important component to a successful planning process, and we appreciate your interest and involvement.

How to Comment on the draft SOFs 

The public is invited to provide input on the draft SOFs.  If you wish to comment, you may post comments online at, or mail comments to: Superintendent,   2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS  38804. We will accept comments until June 27, 2013.  Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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