Comment On: Katmai National Park, Brooks River Bear Viewing Web Camera

Description: The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to upgrade the existing Brooks Camp communications system and install a real-time web camera at the Brooks Falls viewing platform within Katmai National Park and Preserve. This project would provide a reliable backbone communications infrastructure to the Brooks Camp facility for the benefit of staff and visitors. This project would also provide a remote link to an NPS partnership that is willing to fund high definition color video transmission of bears feeding at the Brooks Falls area. The partnership consists of the NPS, Pratt Museum, RealNetworks and National Geographic Society.

The environmental assessment (EA) was completed in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1508.9).

The comment period for the EA will extend 30 days, beginning May 2, 2008 and ending June 1, 2008. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety.

Date Document Posted: 05/02/2008

Comment Period: 05/02/2008 - 06/01/2008

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This place is so much better in the fall, however its stunning landscape is breathless no matter what time of the year.