Attending Stop The Land Grab meeting hosted by Defend Rural America.
Eldorado Forest Supervisor Kathy Hardy has signed the Record of Decision regarding the 42 meadow route closures in the Eldorado. She chose Alternative 3.
For information, including maps and route numbers, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado/home/?cid=STELPRDB5362046
Comments are due by June 4
The Six Rivers National Forest in California has published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) associated with implementing a Travel Management Plan (TMP) for the Smith River National Recreation Area in the Gasquet Ranger District. This notice constitutes the beginning of the scoping and comment period for the TMP.
The Forest proposes the following changes to its transportation system: 1) add 28 user-created routes as roads, totaling 16 miles; 2) add 45 user-created routes as motorized trails, totaling 44 miles; 3) implement seasonal gate closures on 2 roads and 5 motorized trails, totaling 13 miles; 4) implement mixed-use access of 1 road (17N49), totaling 4 miles; 5) close 118 roads, totaling 57 miles, and; 6) close 173 user-created routes, totaling 80 miles.