Colorado - FS & BLM Release Gunnison Basin Travel Management FEIS

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May 8, 2008

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

For over 30 years now the area known as Taylor Park has been home to world-class recreation for OHV users. In relatively recent years, ever since the modern mountain bike was developed, the area has been a treasured destination by mountain bike enthusiasts as well.

For the last 4 years the Gunnison National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have been working on a final travel plan that will decide which roads and trails will be open for use by motorized vehicles and mountain bikes. Today, the agencies have released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Preferred Alternative for public review and comment.

Copies of the Final EIS and maps of the Preferred Alternative are available on the GMUG National Forest (and BLM) website at

You may request CD copies of the FEIS and maps by sending an email to or call (970) 874-6637.

Several OHV groups in Colorado, as well as BRC, have been working since the beginning of the planning process to defend our trails from closure. Among the groups BRC is working with are the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO), Trails Preservation Alliance (TPA), Thunder Mountain Wheelers and Western Slope 4-Wheelers

The public has a minimum of 30 days to review the FEIS and Preferred Alternative. Both the BLM and the Forest Service will issue decisions on the Gunnison Basin Travel sometime after that. BRC and other OHV groups will be reviewing the document and maps in order to help our members comment on the FEIS.

Please watch your inbox for a follow up BRC Action Alert with comment suggestions about a week before the deadline.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
Thanks in advance for your support,

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

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