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« on: October 16, 2009, 01:50:35 am »

The Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland, located in central and northeastern Oregon, have released their Travel Management Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for public review. The Forest Service (FS) will be accepting comments on the DEIS during a 45-day comment period.

Copies of the DElS are available upon request at FS offices, or may be viewed in PDF format on the Forest's website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon/travel-mgmt/index.shtml.

To give the public a better understanding of the project and its alternatives, the Forest Service will hold several public meetings. These meetings will be "open house" settings where guests are encouraged to ask questions and give feedback on the project. Listed below are the dates for this round of open houses.

Public Open House Locations (All events are scheduled from 3:00 - 7:00pm)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Jefferson County District # 1 Fire Hall
765 South Adams Drive
Madras, OR 97741

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Crescent Ranger District Office
136471 Hwy 97 N
Crescent, OR 97733

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Ochoco Headquarters Office
3160 N.B. 3rd Street
Prineville, OR 97754

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Deschutes Headquarters Office
1001 SW Emkay Drive
Bend, OR 97702

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sisters Ranger District Office
Pine St. & Hwy. 20
Sisters, OR 97759

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Paulina Community Hall
Paulina, OR 97751

Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments concerning this action will be accepted until November 23, 2009.

Send written comments to:
          Deschutes and Ochoco National Travel Management Project
          172 E 500 S
          Bountiful UT 84010

Hand-delivered or oral comments may be submitted to John P. Allen, Forest Supervisor, Deschutes National Forest, 1001 SW Emkay Drive, Bend, OR 97702; or Jeff P.Walter, Forest Supervisor, Ochoco National Forest, 3160 NE Third St., Prineville, OR 97754 via telephone (541383-5300) or in person during regular office business hours from 7:45 A.M. to 4:30 P.M, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Email comments to:
          donf@contentaJJ.alysisgroup.com

Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc). If no identifiable name is attached to a comment, a verification of identity will be required for appeal eligibility. In cases using an electronic message, a scanned signature is one way to provide verification. Emails submitted to email addresses other than the one listed above, in other formats than those listed, or containing viruses will be rejected.

Fax Comments To
          801-397-1605

COMMENT DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 23, 2009

For additional information concerning the specific activities authorized with the decision, you may contact Mollie Chaudet or Peggy Fisher at (541) 383- 5300.

JUST REMEMBER, PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IS CRUCIAL TO KEEP RECREATION AREAS OPEN; PLEASE GET INVOLVED!
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