Monday, October 20, 2008

Klamath National Forest, CA/OR, Seeks Comments

BLUERIBBON COALITION ACTION ALERT!

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

Klamath National Forest Seeks Comments on Motorized Routes

The Klamath National Forest, located in northwestern California, is formulating a new travel plan that will limit ALL vehicle use to designated roads, trails and areas. On October 7, 2008, the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) was published in the Federal Register, beginning the formal NEPA (National Environmental Process Act) analysis for the Motorized Travel Management project.

The NOI initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the EIS. The purpose of the NOI is to invite the public to participate in the Travel Management Project EIS analysis by providing comments about the proposal during the public scoping process. The Forest Service (FS) is asking for your input during the 30-day public scoping comment period.

Although comments are welcome throughout the planning process, providing your comments by November 6, 2008, will allow time for the Klamath National Forest to consider the input during the analysis and in developing alternatives. Completion of the Draft EIS is expected in May 2009, followed by another 45-day comment period.

The Forest urges the public to review the NOI and associated maps and tables at the following website before commenting: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/klamath/projects/ohv/index.shtml. A copy of the NOI will be provided upon request. 

Send written comments to:
          Route Designation Team
          Klamath National Forest
          1312 Fairlane Rd.
          Yreka, CA  96097

Electronic comments, acceptable in plain text (.txt), rich text (.rft), or Word (.doc), may be submitted to comments-pacificsouthwest-klamath@fs.fed.us.  Please put "Route Designation" in the subject line. 

For more information, contact Emelia Barnum, Project Leader, by phone:  (530) 841-4470.

JUST REMEMBER, PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IS CRUCIAL TO KEEP RECREATION AREAS OPEN, PLEASE GET INVOLVED!

Thanks in advance for your support,
Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107


 

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