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Date: 02/11/2009 strongBLUERIBBON COALITION ACTION ALERT!/strongbr /br /br /br /strongDear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,/strongbr /br /strongSequoia National Forest Announces the Release of DEIS for Travel Management/strongbr /br /The Sequoia National Forest, located in central California, has announced the release of their Motorized Travel Management Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for public review and comment. The goal is to develop a sustainable system of routes that provide an array of opportunities for access and recreation on national forest lands, as well as protection of various resources by curtailing motorized cross-country travel.nbsp; br /br /The 60-day public review and comment period for the DEIS will end on March 31, 2009. The purpose of the comment period is to give the public an opportunity to provide early and meaningful participation on the proposed action prior to the project decision being made. The DEIS, maps and all supporting documents are available on the Sequoia National Forest website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/ohv_route_designation_strategy/index.html.br /nbsp;br /In order to help the public understand the contents of the DEIS and the maps, the Forest Service will be holding a series of public meetings.nbsp; They are scheduled as follows.br /br /strongTuesday, February 17, 2009nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 6:00pm to 8:00 pm/strongbr /Kerr-McGee Center/ Fossil Falls Roombr /100 W. California Ave.br /Ridgecrest, CAnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; br /br /strongSaturday, February 21, 2009nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 9:30am to 11:30 am/strongbr /Forest Supervisors Officebr /1839 S. Newcombbr /Porterville, CAnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; br /nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; br /strongSaturday, February 21, 2009nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 2:30pm to 4:30 pm/strongbr /Clarion Hotelbr /3540 Rosedale Highwaybr /Bakersfield, CAnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; br /br /strongSaturday, February 28, 2009nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 9:30am to 11:30 am/strongbr /Lake Isabellabr /Location To Be Announced later.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; br /br /strongSaturday, February 28, 2009nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 2:30pm to 4:30 pmbr //strongClarion Hotelbr /3540 Rosedale Highwaybr /Bakersfield, CAnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; br /br /While comments may be submitted anytime during the analysis process, only those who submit timely comments or otherwise express interest during the comment period will have eligibility to appeal the subsequent decision under 36 CFR 215.nbsp; br /br /strongMail and Hand Deliver Comments To:br //strongnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Chris Sanders, Team Leaderbr /nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Travel Management Projectbr /nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 1839 South Newcomb Streetbr /nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Porterville, CA 93257br /br /strongEmail Comments To:/strongbr /nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; comments-pacificsouthwest-sequoia@fs.fed.usnbsp;nbsp; br /br /Put "strongTravel Management/strong" 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.br /br /strongFax Comments To:/strongbr /nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; (559) 781-4744br /br /In cases where no identifiable name is attached to a comment, a verification of identity will be required for appeal eligibility. If using an electronic message, a scanned signature is one way to provide verification.br /br /Please remember that your comment should include your name and address, the title of the project you are commenting on, and finally, specific facts or comments along with the supporting reasons you believe the Responsible Official should consider in reaching a decision [36CFR215.6].br /br /strongCOMMENT DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2009/strongbr /br /For additional information, please contact Chris Sanders at (559) 784-1500, extension 1131.br /br /strongJUST REMEMBER, PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IS CRUCIAL TO KEEP RECREATION AREAS OPEN, PLEASE GET INVOLVED!/strongbr /br /strongThanks in advance for your support,/strongbr /Ric Fosterbr /Public Lands Department Managerbr /BlueRibbon Coalitionbr /208-237-1008 ext 107





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