Monday, December 15, 2008

Tahoe National Forest Dec. 26th Deadline for Comments

BLUERIBBON COALITION ACTION ALERT!

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

Tahoe National Forest Travel Plan DEIS Comment Deadline: DEC. 26th

BRC's Action Alert subscribers already know that the Tahoe National Forest released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Motorized Travel Management for public review and comment. We send kudos to California's OHV community for vigorously participating in this important travel plan.

That vigorous involvement is a good thing because, unfortunately, the Tahoe's draft plan is significantly flawed and needs to be changed.

The Tahoe National Forest is a recreation "crown jewel" in the West and is highly valued by the OHV community. We need your help in protecting this national treasure.

That is why we are asking all of our members and supporters to send a comment letter to the Tahoe before the December 26, 2008 deadline. Route-specific comments based on your personal experience are critically important if the FS is going to come out of this plan with an acceptable travel system. It is also important for your continued membership in local OHV clubs and organizations working to protect your trails. In addition, those clubs will play a key role in implementation of the final plan.

LEARN MORE ON THE WEB:
Copies of all DEIS documents and maps are available on the Forest's website at:
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/tahoe/projects_plans/ohv_inv/DEIS_overview.shtml
Please review the documents and maps closely and try to make your comments as site-specific as possible, preferably by referring to those specific roads or trails you have concerns with. It is important to remember this proposal is just a draft. Any route-specific comment is critical in refining this draft proposal prior to the final decision in March 2009.


WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

If you want, you can use BRC's letter generator, but please know that personal emails are much more effective! It has an easy interface for adding additional comments and sending your letter.

Old-fashioned snail mail is also effective. If you prefer you, can mail written comments, but please make sure they are postmarked by December 26, 2008. Mail written comments to: Travel Management Team, Tahoe National Forest, 631 Coyote Street, Nevada City, CA 95959.

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