Cedar Breaks National Monument invites public comment on new visitor contact station
In partnership with Iron County, the Zion Forever Project, and other local stakeholders, the National Park Service (NPS) is in the process of designing a new visitor contact station within the Point Supreme developed area at Cedar Breaks National Monument (CEBR).
In addition to the current 650-square foot visitor center built in 1937 by the Civil Conservation Corps, the new 2,800 square foot building would provide much needed space for the public to enjoy the park.
The new facility would provide new exhibits, an expanded book sales area, increased restroom facilities as well as outdoor covered space for interpretive programs and shelter from unpredictable weather.
The design also considers amenities for visitors with disabilities and is meant to provide all visitors with a "Sense of Place" as they learn and experience the high alpine and dark sky wonders of Cedar Breaks National Monument.
The NPS encourages the public participation in the design process and invites public comments regarding the conceptual design, including any important environmental issues that should be considered.
The information obtained during this comment period will be used to refine the design and identify any environmental issues that may warrant further consideration.
Once the design is refined and contains sufficient information to effectively analyze environmental issues and associated impacts, the NPS will determine the appropriate environmental compliance pathway prior to making any final decisions on the new visitor contact station.
To submit a comment, please visit the NPS Planning, Environment & Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/cebr. Comments may also be submitted by writing to: Superintendent, Cedar Breaks National Monument ATTN: Visitor Contact Station, 2390 West Highway 56 Suite #11, Cedar City, Utah 84720.
Please submit comments on or before July 25, 2020. Please note that entire comments—including personal identifying information such as addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses—may be made publicly available at any time.