The Park Service is considering strategies including expanding the existing parking lot, eliminating roadside parking and implementing a reservation system. The NPS is seeking public comments to help the agency develop alternatives to be evaluated in the EA. Comments must be submitted by April 8.
“Parking at the Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch trailhead is frequently congested, causing visitors to park outside of paved areas and along roadsides, resulting in damage to soils and vegetation,” Park Service officials said in a news release.
Flooding is also an issue in the area and the plan will address both issues, Park Service officials said.
A scoping brochure is available for public review and comment on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/arch). Click on Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch Site Plan (Project ID# 51385) to view the document. Comments unable to be made on the PEPC website can be sent to: National Park Service, Southeast Utah Group, Attn: Planning and Compliance Coordinator, 2282 S. West Resource Blvd, Moab, Utah 84532. Commenters should indicate if they wish to be added to the mailing list.