Second DRAFT Available for Review – Fort Rousseau Causeway SHP Management PlanThe Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, has a second draft of the Fort Rousseau Causeway State Historical Park Management Plan available for review. The draft document is available for download on the project website: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/plans/ftrousseau/ftrousseaump.htm.
Comments will be accepted on the second draft through May 4, 2010. Comments may be submitted in writing to:
DNR, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
c/o Kathlene Rowell
550 w 7th Avenue, Suite 1340
Anchorage, AK, 99501
A public meeting will be held in Sitka on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, to discuss the second draft. The meeting will be held at 6:30pm at Harrigan Centennial Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the second draft and provide attendees an opportunity to review materials, ask questions, and submit comments to the planning team. Maps showing the proposed locations of trails and facilities will also be available for review.
The Fort Rousseau Causeway State Historical Park Management Plan establishes planning guidelines and a long-range vision for managing this unique park, preserving its historic structures, providing recreational opportunities, and for developing and maintaining its interpretive sites and materials.
The Fort Rousseau Causeway, a series of eight interconnected islands located in Sitka, Alaska, is part of the Sitka Naval Operating Base and U.S. Army Coastal Defenses National Historic Landmark. In addition to national historic landmark status, the fort’s significance as the headquarters for the harbor defenses of Sitka during World War II also earned it designation as a state historical park in April 2008.
The management plan is being funded by grants awarded to Sitka Trail Works, Inc. and upon its completion, will be integral to the pathway and park improvements for which Sitka Trail Works, Inc. has received funding.