[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 136 (Wednesday, July 16, 1997)]
[Page 38115]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-18632]



National Park Service

Notice of Approval of Record of Decision, Final Environmental 
Impact Statement for the Santa Rosa Island Resources Management Plan 
for Improving Water Quality and Conserving Rare Species and Their 
Habitats; Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara County, 

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190, as amended), and the regulations 
promulgated by the Council of Environmental Quality at 40 CFR 1505.2, 
the Department of the Interior, National Park Service has prepared and 
approved a Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement and Resources Management Plan for Improvement of Water 
Quality and Conservation of Rare Species and Their Habitats on Santa 
Rosa Island (Final EIS/RMP).
    The National Park Service will implement actions described in the 
Proposed Action, Alternative D (Revised Conservation Strategy), in the 
Final EIS/RMP issued in April, 1997, except as follows: (1) A small 
cattle gathering area, the ``Arlington Trap'', would be available to 
the permittee for occasional rounding up of cattle in the years 
following closure of Pocket Field; and (2) Regarding utilization of Old 
Ranch Pasture, under the Proposed Action this Pasture would be closed 
immediately to cattle and horses. Currently there are no cattle in the 
Pasture, and the permittee will have until January 1, 1998, to move the 
existing horse herd from this Pasture to other pastures. Horse 
utilization for this additional period of time was deemed to have 
negligible effect on resources and will not hinder restoration efforts.
    Copies of the Record of Decision may be obtained from the 
Superintendent, Channel Islands National Park, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, 
Ventura, CA 93001, or via telephone at (805) 658-5776.

    Dated: June 30, 1997.
Patricia L. Neubacher,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
[FR Doc. 97-18632 Filed 7-15-97; 8:45 am]