Public Comment Period Open for Proposed Cell Tower in Bryce

A comment period is now open to the public in regards to adding a cell tower in Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon National Park has considered issuing a separate right-of-way permit to Verizon Wireless, South Central Utah Telephone association and Garkane Energy Cooperative to install a cellular telecommunications tower as well as fiber optic utility and electric utility rights-of-way.

An Environment Assessment (EA) was put together to evaluate any impacts that might come to the area as well as to explore the mitigation measures applicable to building a single cell tower in the Bryce Amphitheater area of the park.

The following items were evaluated: two tower designs (mono pine and self-support lattice), three heights (40, 60 and 80 feet), and two locations (Science Hill and Manzanita Dorm).

With those items being taken into consideration, an alternative was recommended: a 60 foot lattice design at Science Hill which is located near Inspiration Point. 

This environmental assessment is available for a 30 day public review period that will remain opened through November 25, 2019.

Comments, and additional information in regards to the project can be submitted online.

Comments can also be mailed to:

Superintendent Bryce Canyon National Park, P.O. Box 640201 Bryce, Utah 84764.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or any other personally identifying information in submitted comments, be aware that your entire comment (including your personally identifying information) may be made publicly available at any time. 

While persons may ask the National Park Service to withhold their personally identifiable information from public review, they cannot guarantee that they will be able to do so.

For more information please contact the park superintendent at 435-834-4700.

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