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DEIS deadline is September 4, 2007
« on: August 13, 2007, 10:45:24 PM »
As most of you know the deadline to comment on the Eldorado National Forest Public Wheeled Motorized Travel Management Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is coming up fast.  Comments are due September 4th 2007.  CA4WDC and others have asked for a extension to this date but we cannot count on this happening. Below are some ideas to include in your comments.


·         Issue of dispersed camping and the Forest Service not designating sites for dispersed camping.

·         In all of your alternatives except the No Action alternative they have limited the parking of a motorized vehicle to one vehicle length from the ege of the route surface for parking and dispersed camping.  This is unrealistic, not to mention a public safety issue.

·         We do not agree with 24 inches of snow to allow wheeled vehicles to use road in the winter.

·         The seasonal closure is unrealistic and not needed.

·         There is no definitions of terms in the DEIS to explain several of the terms used.

·         Mileage in the alternatives does not add up to what they are saying.

·         What are the reason for closing many of these roads and trails?

·         Where is the money going to come from to implement this action?

·         Make sure you include your name, address, your club if you belong to one and that you are a member of CA4WDC this helps in standing in the NEPA process as well as any legal action that may be taken later.

·         Ask for an extension to the comment period and or the pulling of this DEIS to fix the problems with it and it be issued later.

·         Send all comments to the address below by mail, email or fax is alright.


Thanks for you help in this important issue.


Contact Information:

By Mail:

Eldorado National Forest
Route Designation Project
100 Forni Road,
Placerville, CA 95667


TTY 530-642-5122
FAX 530-621-5297

Here is a letter to get you started:

Eldorado N.F. / Rubicon users need out help !  If they get it, they'll be able to help us, when out DEIS comes out.


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