The National Park Service is seeking public input to remove a failing road in the Lost Man Creek area of Redwood National Park.

The project would remove 0.8 miles of Lower B500 Road, which is abandoned, deteriorating and inaccessible, according to a National Park Service press release. Removing the road, located immediately upstream of the confluence of the Larry Damm Creek and Lost Man Creek, would protect 8.2 acres of riparian forest, according to the National Park Service.

The project, intended to protect and restore salmonid habitat in both creeks, seeks to reduce the erosion of sediment, restore drainage patterns affected by placement of the road near the stream and restore hydrologic patterns the road altered.

The Lower B500 Road isn't needed for administrative use and its removal won't affect visitor access, according to the National Park Service. Its removal aligns with 1978 park expansion legislation, which directs the NPS to rehabilitate damaged watersheds, according to the press release.

The public will soon be able to view environmental documents on the project and can learn more about it and comment by visiting http://parkplanning.nps.gov/LowerB500.

Comments can also be mailed by April 22 to the National Park Service South Operations Center, Attn.: Leonel Arguello, PO Box 7, Orick, CA 95555.

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