Ashley National Forest Releases Motorized Travel Plan DEIS

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May 8, 2008
Date: 04/21/2009 pstrongBLUERIBBON COALITION ACTION ALERT!/strong/ppstrongDear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,/strong/ppstrongAshley National Forest Releases Motorized Travel Plan DEIS/strong/ppThe Forest Service (FS) has announced the release of their Motorized Travel Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Ashley National Forest, which is located in the northeastern portion of Utah and southwestern portion of Wyoming./ppDuring a 45-day public comment period, the agency will conduct a series of public meetings/open houses to review the environmental document, including maps and alternatives, to discuss the motorized route designation process and to seek public comments (see schedule below). This comment period ends June 1, 2009./ppThe DEIS discloses the environmental impacts associated with five alternatives including a proposed action that outlines future management of motorized vehicle travel on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest./ppThe complete DEIS, including appendixes and maps, are available for download on the Uintah County website at of Public Meetings/Open Houses/strong/ppApril 21 - Duchesne County Building, Duchesne, UT 7 - 9 pm/ppApril 22 - Daggett County Building, Manila, UT 7 -9 pm/ppApril 23 - Western Park, Vernal, UT 7 - 9 pm/ppWhile comments may be submitted anytime during the analysis process, only those individuals and organizations that provide substantive comments during this comment period are eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to 36 CFR part 215 regulations./ppstrongMail and Hand Deliver Comments To:br //strongnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Motorized Travel Planbr /nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Ashley National Forest Supervisors Officebr /nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 355 N Vernal Avebr /nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Vernal, UT 84078/ppThe office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments are 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Oral comments must be provided at the Responsible Official's office to Kris Rutledge during normal business hours via telephone 435-781-5196, in person, or at an official agency function (i.e. public meeting) that is designed to elicit public comments./ppstrongEmail Comments To:/strongbr /nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; comments-intermtn-ashley@fs.fed.usnbsp;nbsp;/ppPut quot;strongMotorized Travel Plan/strongquot; in the subject line of e-mail comments. Acceptable formats are email message, MS Word (.doc), plain text (.txt), or rich text format (.rtf). Comments should include your name and address./ppstrongFax Comments To:/strongbr /nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; (435) 781-5142 (with Motorized Travel Plan in subject line)/pp style="text-align: center"strongCOMMENT DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2009/strong/ppFor further information about Travel Management Planning on the Ashley National Forest, please contact Kris Rutledge, Team Leader, at 435-781-5196, or by email to REMEMBER, PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IS CRUCIAL TO KEEP RECREATION AREAS OPEN, PLEASE GET INVOLVED!/strong/ppstrongThanks in advance for your support,/strongbr /Ric Fosterbr /Public Lands Department Managerbr /BlueRibbon Coalitionbr /208-237-1008 ext 107/pimg src="" height="1" width="1"/


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