Public Comments Encouraged on or before Monday, June 10.
A draft Natural Resources Management Plan (NRMP) for Lebanon Hills is now available for a public review and comment through Friday, June 7.
- Suggested Comment for you to use, or edit as you prefer.
- All are encouraged to include a personal message or additional key points you’d like to highlight.
- Submit comments to Joe Walton, project manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to Nature-based recreation and education opportunities, Lebanon Hills offers habitat for a wide variety of wildlife species that use the park, including species of greatest conservation need — badger, Blanding’s turtle, red-headed woodpecker, rusty-patched bumblebee, red shouldered hawk, river otter, tiger salamander, oven bird, brown thrasher, monarch butterfly, leadplant moth, Dakota Skipper, prairie skink, green snake, and plains pocket gopher, among many others. In addition, staff developed a list of over 100 species that have potential to either occur in the park, but have not been observed yet, or have the potential of being restored to the park.
- The natural resources management vision for LHRP is to manage water, vegetation, and wildlife to conserve and increase biodiversity, restore native habitats, improve public benefits, and achieve resilience and regionally outstanding quality, now and for future generations.
- The draft NRMP develops approaches to set a course for sustainable native plant communities within the park, which is critical toward preserving the unique natural character of Lebanon Hills.
We strongly support efforts to help Lebanon Hills achieve its full potential as an exceptional oasis of high-quality natural resources to benefit now and future generations of people and wildlife.
Submit comments to Joe Walton, Senior Ecologist and Project Manager, email@example.com or call 952-891-7507.