The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Travel Plan is now available on the Forest website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/clearwater/
. The Forest Supervisor has identified Alternative C as the Preferred Alternative and a short summary of the DEIS is attached to this email.
The Clearwater National Forest is making every effort to minimize our use of paper, as well as the consumption of other resources that are needed to produce, transport, and store paper documents. Your willingness to access environmental documents online is greatly appreciated, and will allow us to significantly reduce costs. Copies of the DEIS are also available at Clearwater National Forest offices and many local libraries, including those at Orofino, Deary, Elk River, Grangeville, Kamiah, Kooskia, Lewiston, Moscow, Pierce, Potlatch, and Weippe in Idaho, as well as Superior and Missoula, Montana.
How to Comment
Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments concerning this project will be accepted for 45 calendar days following the printing of the legal notice in the Lewiston Morning Tribune. The publication date in the newspaper of record (July 17, 2009) is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period for this project. Those wishing to comment should not rely on dates or timeframe information provided by any other source.
Written comments should be submitted to the project Team Leader at the following address:
Kamiah Ranger Station
Attn: Lois Foster, Travel Planning IDT Leader
903 Third Street
Kamiah, ID 83536
Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or Microsoft Word (.doc) document to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Email comments must include the commenter’s name, and the words “Travel Planning” should appear in the subject line of the message.
It is important that any comments you provide are substantive and specific; some suggestions for making effective comments are on the Travel Plan section of the website on the "Effects and Comments" page.
If you wish to comment, it is your responsibility to submit them by the close of the comment period. Those who provide comments during the comment period are eligible to appeal a decision on this project under 36 CFR 215.13, as published in the Federal Register regulations. If you have further concerns, please contact the Team Leader, Lois Foster, at 208-935-4258.
We appreciate your time and interest in the management of your National Forest.
IDT Leader/NEPA Coordinator
Clearwater National Forest
Kamiah Ranger Station