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« on: June 21, 2007, 08:15:25 am »

Sequoia National Forest Public Wheeled Motorized Travel Management EIS

Purpose:

The Forest Service be holding five public meetings, regarding the Public Wheeled Motorized Travel Management EIS. These meetings are to provide additional information related to the proposed action and the project area. This information may be helpful to you in identifying issues (a point of disagreement, debate, or dispute), regarding the proposed action, which you may submit for consideration to the Forest Service. Issues that are determined to be significant will be used to formulate alternatives to the proposed action.

When and Where:

Monday, June 25, 6 pm - 8 pm, Veteran痴 Hall, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella, CA

Thursday, June 28, 6 pm - 8 pm, Council Chambers, 100 W. California Ave, Ridgecrest, CA

Saturday, June 30, 10 am - 12 pm, Doubletree Inn, 3100 Camino del Rio Court, Bakersfield, CA

Monday, July 9, 6 pm - 8 pm, Tulare County Office of Education, 2637 West Burrel Ave, Visalia, CA (west of County Courthouse)

Tuesday, July 10, 6 pm - 8 pm, Supervisor痴 Office, 1839 South Newcomb St, Porterville, CA

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

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SUMMARY: The Sequoia National Forest will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to disclose the impacts associated with the following proposed actions:

1. The addition of approximately 71 miles of existing unauthorized routes to the National Forest System (NFS) of motorized trails, open to wheeled motorized vehicle use by the public.

2. The addition of approximately 0.9 miles of existing unauthorized routes to NFS roads, open to all wheeled motorized vehicle use by the public.

3. The change of approximately 21.8 miles of existing NFS roads, currently closed to public wheeled motorized vehicle use, to NFS motorized trails, open to wheeled motorized vehicle use by the public.

4. The change of approximately 8.4 miles of existing NFS roads, currently open to public wheeled motorized vehicle use, to NFS motorized trails, open to all wheeled motorized vehicle use by the public.

5. The change of approximately 23.2 miles of existing NFS roads, currently closed to public wheeled motorized vehicle use, to NFS roads, open to all wheeled motorized vehicle use by the public.

6. The change of approximately 19.5 miles of existing NFS roads, currently open to wheeled motorized vehicle use by the public, to closed NFS roads.

7. The change of approximately 12.4 miles of existing NFS roads, currently open to public use by highway legal vehicles only, to NFS roads, open to all wheeled motorized vehicle use by the public.

8. The change of approximately 0.5 miles of existing NFS road, currently open to highway legal vehicles only, to NFS motorized trail, open to wheeled motorized vehicle use by the public.

9. The continuation of wheeled motorized vehicle use by the public on the NFS trail north of Dry Meadow and amendment of the Sequoia National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to change approximately 5,500 acres of semi-primitive non-motorized (SPNM) to semi-primitive motorized (SPM), to conform with motorized vehicle use of the trail.

10. The prohibition of wheeled motorized vehicle travel off of designated NFS roads, NFS trails, and areas by the public, except as allowed by permit or other authorization.

DATES: The comment period on the proposed action will extend 30 days from the date the notice of intent is published in the Federal Register Completion of the draft EIS is expected in September 2007, and the final EIS is expected in September 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to: Chris Sanders, Travel Management, Sequoia National Forest, 1839 South Newcomb Street, Porterville, CA 93257. The phone number is (559) 784-1500.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Sanders at the address listed above.

Additional information is available at the Sequoia National Forest web site
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/projects/ohv_route_designation_strategy/index.html

For those in California, please take the time to be involved in this. 
I am going to take a day off from work to attend one of the local ones to me. 

Todd
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