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NEBRASKA - FS Seeks Comments for Recreational Improvements at Railroad Buttes

July 22, 2013 7:04 PM


NEBRASKA - FS Seeks Comments for Recreational Improvements at Railroad Buttes

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The US Forest Service released scoping documents for plans intended to improve visitors' recreational experiences at Railroad Buttes, a popular off-highway-vehicle (OHV) area approximately 15 miles southeast of Rapid City. A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the RAMKOTA Best Western in Rapid City from 12:00 noon until 8:00 PM .

"Railroad Buttes is one of our most popular recreational areas," said Mike McNeill, Fall River District Ranger. "We want the public to get involved and comment on planned improvements at the site, including adding gravel, picnic tables, public toilets, and a Kiosk for information sharing at the main parking area. Additionally, we plan to install unloading facilities and develop a "Tot Lot" suitable for beginning riders to safely gain riding experiences. The public meeting offers everyone an opportunity to learn more about proposed changes, review maps and share their thoughts."

McNeill emphasized that comments must be received within 30 days after official public notification on Thursday, July 11, 2013, to be considered in the final analysis of the proposed action, which then allows standing for an appeal. This will be the only opportunity to comment on this project.

Interested persons may stop by the Fall River Ranger District office to view maps and information from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1801 Hwy 18 Truck Bypass in Hot Springs, or call (605) 745-4107. A notice of proposed action is also available on-line at

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107


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