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ARIZONA - Opportunity to Comment on Draft EA for Proposed Changes to the Motorized Travel System

June 26, 2015 7:01 PM

The Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest is announcing an opportunity to comment during a 30 day comment period on the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for Proposed Changes to the Motorized Travel System on the Nogales Ranger District (NRD). This opportunity to comment on the Draft EA is to ensure all interested and affected parties have been notified of the opportunity and have ample time to formulate specific written comments on the proposed project.

ARIZONA - Opportunity to Comment on Draft EA for Proposed Changes to the Motorized Travel System

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest is announcing an opportunity to comment during a 30 day comment period on the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for Proposed Changes to the Motorized Travel System on the Nogales Ranger District (NRD). This opportunity to comment on the Draft EA is to ensure all interested and affected parties have been notified of the opportunity and have ample time to formulate specific written comments on the proposed project.

The Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest has initiated the environmental analysis process for Proposed Changes to the Motorized Travel System on the NRD. The proposed project is located on National Forest System Lands in portions of Pima and Santa Cruz counties of southern Arizona. The project would decommission some roads and add others to the National Forest Road System on the NRD. The proposed project is intended to provide for a system of National Forest System roads, trails, and areas designated for motor vehicle use on the NRD that will minimize impacts to natural and cultural resources while providing adequate access to the public as well as Forest staff and law enforcement and emergency response personnel.

The Draft EA is available in hard copy format or can be viewed on the Coronado National Forest website at http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29223.

For additional questions please contact Sean Lockwood, District Range and Watershed Staff at:

Nogales Ranger District
303 Old Tucson Rd.
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 761-6000
seanlockwood@fs.fed.us

The Forest Service will accept comments on this proposal for 30 days following the publication of opportunity to comment legal notice in the Nogales International Newspaper on June 16, 2015. Comments submitted during the 30 day comment period on the Draft EA will be considered in the analysis, as well as those received during the scoping period.

Comments may be: mailed to The Nogales Ranger District at 303 Old Tucson Rd, Nogales, AZ 85621; delivered to the same address during business hours (8:00 am through 4:30 pm Monday through Friday); or submitted by FAX (520) 281-2396. Electronic comments, in common (.doc, .pdf, .rtf, .txt, .html) formats, may be submitted to: https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public//CommentInput?Project=29223. Names of commenters will be part of the public record subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

Please contact Sean Lockwood, District Range and Watershed Staff and Project Lead at the address shown above or via email at seanlockwood@fs.fed.us or by phone at 520-761-6000 for more specific information about how to provide comments on the project.

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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