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« on: June 24, 2011, 04:34:08 am »

Siuslaw National Forest; Oregon; Oregon Dunes NRA Management Area
10 (C) Route and Area Designation

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Forest Service will prepare an environmental impact
statement (EIS) to amend the 1990 Siuslaw National Forest Land and
Resources Management Plan (as amended by the 1994 Oregon Dunes Plan) in
order to:
    (1) Designate Off Highway Vehicle (OHV), also called Off Road
Vehicle (ORV) routes within Management Area (MA) 10 (C) of the Oregon
Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA) beyond the three year timeframe
identified in the Plan;
    (2) modify the boundaries of some areas currently zoned MA 10 (C)
to MA 10 (B), in order to meet the management objectives of MA 10 (B);
and
    (3) designate the Banshee Hill route as a site specific exception
within the 10 (C) Management Area.
    Management Area 10 (C) requires that OHVs be operated only on
designated routes, while Management Area 10 (B) allows OHVs to be
operated anywhere

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within the area. This document is being prepared under the following
authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 40 CFR 1508.22.

DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received
by 30 days from date of publication in the Federal Register. The draft
environmental impact statement is expected December 2011 and the final
environmental impact statement is expected May 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Siuslaw National Forest, 855
Highway 101, Reedsport, OR 97467 Attention: Angie Morris, Team Lead.
Comments may also be sent via e-mail to comments-pacificnorthwest-siuslaw-centralcoast@fs.fed.us or via facsimile to 541-271-6034.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angie Morris, Recreation Planner,
(541) 271-6040.

For the full notice check....   http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-24/html/2011-15917.htm
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 08:15:21 pm »

The Siuslaw National Forest hasn't received many comments on the designation of off-highway vehicle trails in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

Forest service officials published a proposal June 9, but haven't heard as much feedback as they thought.

'So far, I've probably gotten about 70 comments," said Angie Morris, recreation planner for the Siuslaw National Forest.

She said most comments show strong reactions to the scoping letter, which details the proposed designated OHV trails.

'It's basically, what I'm finding, the reactions are pretty polarizing," she said. 'Either close the dunes or don't close them."

Read more: http://theworldlink.com/news/local/article_3863be93-352a-579f-853f-74bee5001e7c.html
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 04:04:01 am »

THE STORY: The U.S. Forest Service has issued a proposal to close 103 miles of unauthorized off-highway vehicle trails in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a popular playground for four-wheelers, dirt-bikers and other OHV enthusiasts. The plan would leave a little under 4 miles of designated riding routes as well as 5,930 acres of open sand for off-roading. It would also reclassify an additional 287 acres as open riding zones for OHVers. The Forest Service says the changes are needed to protect vegetated areas of the dunes, but riding groups are protesting the loss of trail miles.

THE LATEST: The Forest Service has extended the initial scoping period for the plan through Sept. 1.
Written comments may be mailed to Angie Morris, Recreation Planner, Siuslaw National Forest, 855 Highway 101, Reedsport, OR 97467 or may be emailed to Morris at comments-pacificnorthwest-siuslaw-centralcoast@fs.fed.us. For more details of the proposal and the planning process, visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/siuslaw/projects.

Read more: http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/article_87ae4728-c0ad-11e0-813a-001cc4c03286.html#ixzz1UQUTIaGp
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