The Forest Service is proposing to revise its NEPA procedures (including its regulations at 36 CFR part 220, Forest Service Manual 1950, and Forest Service Handbook 1909.15) with the goal of increasing efficiency of environmental analysis. The Agency will continue to hold true to its commitment to deliver scientifically based, high-quality analysis to decision makers that honors its environmental stewardship responsibilities while maintaining robust public particiption. These values are at the core of the Forest Service mission.
The Agency’s NEPA procedures are a key component of its overall environmental analysis and decision-making process. The Agency is seeking comments from the public on ways it can achieve the goals of increased efficiency of environmental analysis.
DATES: Comments must be received in writing by February 2, 2018.
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United Four Wheel Drive Associations Inc. congratulate their member organization Southern Four Wheel Drive Association (SFWDA) for joining a Cooperative Grant to provide Smart Maps for all within the Uwharrie National Forest
On Tuesday January 2, 2018, the Superior Court for the County of Sacramento issued its final decision on the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation Area (OWSVRA) litigation and found in favor of California State Parks and the Off Highway Vehicle Intervenors. This is a HUGE WIN for the OHV Community and means OHV use at OWSVRA can continue without interruption or change.
The Intervenor group was led by Ecologic Partners and their attorney David Hubbard. Ecologic Partners is a consortium of Off Highway Organizations owned by Off Road Business Association (ORBA), District 37 American Motorcycle Association Competition, and American Sand Association (ASA). Tierra Del Sol Jeep Club of San Diego also played a key role in this effort.
On behalf of ORBA, we are very excited about this decision and will keep forging ahead in keeping access open to all OHV use.
Off Road Business Association
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