The Chisholm Trail is being considered for designation as a national historical trail. The National Park Service gave no notice to landowners and now we have little time to voice our opinions. We need comments by March 6 and would appreciate your help fighting this!
1. The publication of the data and information gathering portion of the study which occurred in 2010 did not include any landowner organizations like OCA, Farm Bureau, AFR, etc...;
2. The Study indicates that AFTER the designation is received, MORE considerations and planning will be done regarding environmental and economic compliance strategies for the Trails;
3.HOWEVER - after the designation, landowners would be required to work with an alphabet soup of government agencies and entities to achieve compliance strategies;
4. Finally, it is unsure what the implications of the designation regarding public access to private land will be, which is a question of private property rights and liability.
For more information, visit https://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=63251