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NORTH & SOUTH DAKOTA - Dakota Prairie Grasslands Preparing EIS for Greater Sage-Grouse Grasslands Plan Amendment

June 04, 2014 10:25 PM

NORTH & SOUTH DAKOTA - Dakota Prairie Grasslands Preparing EIS for Greater Sage-Grouse Grasslands Plan Amendment

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Forest Service has announced they intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to amend the Dakota Prairie Grasslands Land and Resource Management Plan (DPG LRMP). This notice of intent initiates the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues relative to the greater sage-grouse, which guides the development of the Environmental Impact Statement. The scoping document is posted on the Dakota Prairie National Grasslands public Website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/dpg/.

During the scoping period the Forest will solicit comments from interested parties and the public. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such manner that they are useful to the Agency's preparation of the EIS. Therefore, comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer's concerns and contentions. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action.

Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by July 7, 2014. The draft Environmental Impact Statement is expected November 2014, and the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is expected June 2015.

Send written comments to: Dennis Neitzke, Grasslands Supervisor, 1200 Missouri Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58504. Comments may also be sent via email to: comments-northern-dakota-prairie@fs.fed.us or via facsimile to: 701-989-7299.

For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Cristi Corey-Luse, Environmental Coordinator, phone 559-359-5608 or email ccoreyluse@fs.fed.us.

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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and collaboration among recreationists.
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