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COLORADO - Public Comments Sought on Rico West Dolores Roads & Trails Project Draft EIS

May 12, 2016 5:34 PM

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Rico-West Dolores Roads and Trails (Travel Management) Project is now available for public review and comment. The DEIS presents five Alternatives to the Proposed Action that went out for public scoping in December 2014. These Alternatives address, to varying degrees, the issues identified during that scoping process. This DEIS does not identify a preferred alternative. Commenters are encouraged to be as specific

COLORADO - Public Comments Sought on Rico West Dolores Roads & Trails Project Draft EIS 

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Rico-West Dolores Roads and Trails (Travel Management) Project is now available for public review and comment. The DEIS presents five Alternatives to the Proposed Action that went out for public scoping in December 2014. These Alternatives address, to varying degrees, the issues identified during that scoping process. This DEIS does not identify a preferred alternative. Commenters are encouraged to be as specific as possible about the actions proposed and about specific areas on this landscape. Comments will be considered prior to a final decision. 

The Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register Friday May 6, 2016, starting a 45-day comment period. Comments should be submitted by June 20, 2016. 

The DEIS document, including maps and an electronic comment form, are available on the Forest Service website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=44918. If commenting in writing, send written comments to the Dolores Public Lands Office at 29211 Hwy 184, Dolores, CO  81323.  Comments may also be hand delivered to the address above between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Comments may also be emailed to Debbie Kill, at dkill@fs.fed.us.  

Please see the cover letter posted on the website for more information about the format and timeframes required in order to received standing to object the final decision. Comments are part of the public record.

A public Open House is scheduled for June 2, 2016, from 5pm to 8pm at the Dolores Community Center. The public may visit anytime during those hours to review maps and speak with Forest Service staff.

For more information, contact Debbie Kill, NEPA Coordinator at 970-882-6822. If you wish to visit the office and discuss the project, please contact Debbie Kill or Derek Padilla, Dolores District Ranger, to set up an appointment

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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