Guadalupe Mountains National Park initiates frontcountry management planning, welcomes public input

DELL CITY The National Park Service (NPS) invites public thoughts and ideas on the initial stages of a frontcountry management planning process for Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The goal of this planning effort is to establish long-term direction for resource protection and visitor experiences in the park’s frontcountry, as well as develop high-level concepts to guide potential future facility investments and build climate resiliency, a news release said.

The public engagement period for this initial stage of the planning effort will take place from May 1 to June 7, and include opportunities to submit written comments and learn more about the plan through virtual meetings and a project newsletter.

Virtual meetings will be hosted on the dates and times listed below. Anyone with an interest in Guadalupe Mountains National Park and the planning process is encouraged to attend.

Each virtual meeting will feature information on the planning process, including project objectives and initial ideas about the frontcountry management vision, and provide an opportunity for the public to engage with National Park Service staff and ask clarifying questions.

  • Virtual Public Meeting #1: Tuesday, May 21, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. MT
  • Virtual Public Meeting #2: Wednesday, May 22, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. MT

More information and meeting links can be accessed via the project webpage under the ‘Meeting Notices’ tab. For those unable to attend a live virtual event, recordings will remain available at the meeting links after events have concluded.

From May 1 to June 7, the public is also invited to inform the planning process by submitting written feedback. A newsletter with more information on the planning process is available via the project webpage under ‘Open for Comment.’ Please consider reviewing this newsletter and sending the National Park Service your thoughts on the future of frontcountry areas in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Public input, particularly early in the planning process, will help inform forthcoming management concepts and strategies.

Comments can be submitted online on the project webpage (preferred) under ‘Open for Comment,’ or mailed/delivered to the address below:

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

RE: Frontcountry Management Plan

400 Pine Canyon, Salt Flat, TX 79847