Sierra National Forest
August 23, 2012
Dear Interested Individuals, Organizations, and Agencies,
I am pleased to provide you with, and invite your comments on, the preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Travel Management Decision to Include Eight Additional Routes into SNF NFTS. The Sierra National Forest (SNF) proposes to include eight OHV routes into the SNF NFTS to allow travel on complete loops and important trails for OHV travel
. The project is located in several areas of the Forest. Maps are included as part of the preliminary EA.
This comment period is intended to provide those interested in, or affected by this proposal, an opportunity to make their concerns known prior to a decision being made by the Responsible Official, Dean Gould. Those who provide comments by the close of the comment period will be eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to 36 CFR part 215 regulations
. Only those who provide comments during this comment period will be eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to 36 CFR 215. Any individual or representative from an organization submitting comments must either sign the comments or verify identity upon request in order to maintain appeal eligibility.
How to Comment and TimeframeComments will be accepted for 30 calendar days following publication of this notice in the Fresno Bee (which was August 12, 2012)
Provide comments by mail, fax, email, or in-person to the Responsible Official, Dean Gould, Acting Forest Supervisor, c/o Judi Tapia at 1600 Tollhouse Road, Clovis, CA 93611; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
; fax number: 559-294-4809; phone number: 559-297-0706 extension 4938. Acceptable formats for electronic submissions include email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), Word (.doc or .docx) or portable document file (.pdf). Submit hand-delivered comments during business hours M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm. The preliminary EA is also available on the Forest Service website at http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=34103.
A decision regarding this proposal is expected in September 2012. For more information on the project or to obtain a copy of the preliminary EA, please contact Judi Tapia by phone at 559-297-0706 extension 4938 or by e-mail at email@example.com
or refer to the SNF website.