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CALIFORNIA - Plumas NF Extends Comment Period for Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation a Second Time

November 19, 2015 8:58 PM

The scoping period for the Forest Service Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be extended for a second time on a proposal to designate over-snow vehicle (OSV) use on roads, trails and areas on lands within the Plumas National Forest. Scoping comments will now be due on November 30, 2015. "While comments are welcome throughout the environmental process, for this phase of planning they are most helpful if submitted by November 30," said Daniel Lovato, Acting Forest Supervisor.

CALIFORNIA - Plumas NF Extends Comment Period for Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation a Second Time

Greetings BRC Action Alert Subscribers,

The scoping period for the Forest Service Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be extended for a second time on a proposal to designate over-snow vehicle (OSV) use on roads, trails and areas on lands within the Plumas National Forest. Scoping comments will now be due on November 30, 2015.

"While comments are welcome throughout the environmental process, for this phase of planning they are most helpful if submitted by November 30," said Daniel Lovato, Acting Forest Supervisor.

About February 2017, the forest will release a draft EIS for another round of public comment. Comments received at that time will be considered in the development of the final EIS.  A decision on the project will be made following the completion of a final EIS in August 2017.

Designating OSV use on the Forest will ensure over-snow vehicle activity (such as snowmobile riding and trail grooming) is effectively managed to:  provide access; ensure OSV use when there is adequate snow; promote the safety of all users; enhance public enjoyment; minimize impacts to natural and cultural resources; and minimize conflicts among users.

Send written comments to David C. Wood, on behalf of Daniel A. Lovato, Acting Forest Supervisor, Plumas National Forest, 159 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 95971. Comments may also be sent via facsimile to (530) 283-7746. Comments may also be submitted on the Plumas National Forest OSV Designation Web page: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47124. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TTY) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877-8339 TTY, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

More information, including the proposed action and opportunities for comment, is available at:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47124. For additional information related to this project, please contact David C. Wood at dcwood@fs.usda.gov or (530) 283-2050.

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. 2
 

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