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  RAINIER ALERT  --  Public Comment Period Ends NOVEMBER 25


Mt. Rainier National Park has proposed a range of alternatives for future climbing in their newly issued Draft Commercial Services Plan.

The Park's "Preferred Alternative" is Guided Climbing Alternative 3.  It will:

· Allow three guide services to share equally in commercial guiding concessions on Mt. Rainier. (This replaces the virtual monopoly historically held by one guide service and will stimulate innovation and healthy competition among guide services.)

· Issue a limited number of "single use permits" to certified guides not affiliated with the concessionaires. (This will allow other guides to climb on Rainier with their own clientele.)

· Create "commercial-free zones" on selected routes on Mt. Rainier. (This will allow private parties the opportunity to climb in greater solitude if they prefer.)

· Cap the total volume of future commercial climbing on Mt. Rainier at current levels. (This will help preserve and protect the environment that both guided and non-guided parties will share and enjoy.) 

The entire Commercial Services Plan document can be reviewed at:

http://www.nps.gov/mora/current/CSP.pdf

If you would like to support this innovative change at Mt. Rainier, or express your support for one of the other alternatives, please send a message to the Superintendent of Mt. Rainier National Park at:

Mora_commercial_services@nps.gov

or a letter to:

Superintendent

Mt. Rainier National Park

Commercial Services Plan Comments

Tahoma Woods, Star Route

Ashford, WA 98304 

Your email and letters will be included in the Park's tabulation of public opinion, and every voice will count!  The public comment period for this draft plan ends on November 25, 2003.

 
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