Hello and Happy Tuesday to everyone!
We have had requests for a form letter that can be sent to the Park for the current Livestock Plan that includes the future management of the wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home.
We have spent a great deal of time through our blogs explaining this process and how you can make your own SUBSTANTIVE comment to the Park. We also know that this can be quite an intimidating process, so we made it easy for you!
We have created a form letter that we know includes any supporting documentation that the Park already has. That means that you can simply customize this letter, copy and paste it onto the Park’s website and whalla! You just made a public comment to help the wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park!
If cutting and pasting isn’t your thing, you can simply sign onto our comment letter. We will print this letter along with all of the signatures we collect and have it postmarked on November 24, 2023.
Yes! You CAN also do both!
Yes! You CAN do both even if you already submitted your own comment to the Park or plan to send your own letter!
You will find the letter and the link to add your name to our comment letter here: https://secure.everyaction.com/9pae2T4Ud0SItoaoX10DmA2
We cannot stress enough that we hope that you will take this letter and customize it to make it your own unique comment letter.
Remember, the important thing is that we are trying to build a consensus.
” 43 C.F.R. § 46.110(c) states: “[t]he Responsible Official must, whenever practicable, use a consensus-based management approach to the NEPA process; see also Nat. Park Serv., National Park Service NEPA Handbook at 55 (2015). This means that NPS “should consider any consensus-based alternative(s) put forth by those participating persons, organizations or communities who may be interested in or affected by the proposed action.” Id. § 46.110(b).And, where the decision-maker finds “that the consensus-based alternative, if any, is not the preferred alternative, he or she must state the reasons for this determination in the environmental document.” Id. § 46.110(d).
This means that the more consensus we can build around a certain
alternative, the better because NPS has a regulatory duty to seriously
consider any such alternative (or, explain why it hasn’t).
This letter checks off all of the boxes on what we think needs to be said to the Park. Again, you are free to customize this letter in whatever way you choose so that it incorporates what is important to YOU for the future management of the wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home.
Thank you for your support and have a GREAT day!