National Environmental Policy Act-NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is our basic charter for protection of the environment and for public disclosure of environmental effects. NEPA establishes policy, sets goals, and provides means of carrying out the policy.

Project Planning and Decision Making

Project-level planning and decision making involves the analysis of activities designed to achieve the goals, objectives, and desired condition outlined in the Land and Resource Management Plan. Some of these projects require compliance with requirements in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Such activities could include prescribed burning to restore an ecosystem, restoration of an oak-grassland area, development of a nature watch area, renovation of a lake access area, or a commercial timber harvest. 

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

The Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) is published in January, April, July, and October. It contains a list of proposed actions that will soon begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentation, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). It provides information so that you can become aware of and indicate your interest in specific proposals. We encourage your early and ongoing involvement in any proposals of interest to you.

If you have a Heritage concern, visit our Heritage page.

NEPA Contacts

Please contact the project leaders within each document above for project information. If you would like general NEPA information, please contact:

Andrew Mowrey, Area Planner
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
100 Van Morgan Drive
Golden Pond, Kentucky 42211-9001
Phone: 270-924-2131
Fax: 270-924-2093
Area Planner Email: [email protected]
Land Between the Lakes NEPA Project Email: [email protected]