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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park News

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  • Wilderness use permit changes for Red Rock Canyon at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    December 19, 2022 | 1:40 pm

    Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park staff are working to place Red Rock Canyon wilderness use permit reservations online with www.recreation.gov in 2023. Wilderness use permits for Red Rock Canyon were previously available by mail-in lottery only. The online process will allow visitors to access Red Rock Canyon wilderness use permits with greater ease.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Curecanti announce a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan

    December 19, 2022 | 11:39 am

    The National Park Service has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park – Curecanti National Recreation Area Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan (plan) and Environmental Assessment (EA). The final plan will provide long-term direction and an integrated framework for decision making for the stewardship of designated wilderness and backcountry lands in the two parks. The EA and FONSI are available online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/BLCA-CUREWBMP.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Black Canyon Astronomy Festival September 22 through 24, 2022

    September 7, 2022 | 2:40 pm

    Come celebrate the starry night skies of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (Black Canyon). The park’s annual astronomy festival, known as AstroFest, will take place Thursday, September 22 through Saturday, September 24.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Wilderness and backcountry management plan and environmental assessment public comment period extended to August 4, 2022

    July 13, 2022 | 12:21 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) released the draft Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area on June 21. The public comment period was set from June 21 to July 21, 2022, and has now been extended to Thursday, August 4, 2022, allowing two additional weeks.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Wilderness and backcountry management plan and environmental assessment virtual public meeting announced

    July 8, 2022 | 5:30 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) will host a virtual public meeting on Wednesday July 13, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm MDT to share information on the draft wilderness and backcountry management plan and environmental assessment for Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area rescind Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning July 1, 2022

    June 30, 2022 | 11:19 am

    At 12:01 Friday, July 1, 2022, Stage I Fire Restrictions will be rescinded for both Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. Recent rains in the area have increased fuel moisture and lessened fire danger, but visitors are asked to remain cautious with fire.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble to perform original music inspired by Black Canyon of the Gunnison

    June 23, 2022 | 11:13 am

    Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is delighted to welcome GVSU’s New Ensemble on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 7:30 pm for a one-hour special music performance.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Wilderness and backcountry management plan and environmental assessment released

    June 21, 2022 | 7:31 am

    On June 21, 2022, The National Park Service (NPS) is releasing a final draft Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning June 15, 2022

    June 14, 2022 | 3:26 pm

    Current and predicted weather, coupled with dry conditions, has necessitated the implementation of fire restrictions for many public lands throughout the state.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Seeking Input on Wilderness and Backcountry Management Planning

    December 22, 2021 | 3:09 pm

    Today, the National Park Service released information about a comprehensive planning effort that would provide long-term direction to preserve wilderness and backcountry resources while offering a spectrum of visitor opportunities at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area.

    Read more at nps.gov