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From Sierra Access Coalition re: Plumas Designation
« on: January 09, 2008, 05:30:39 PM »
The following news has been released by the Plumas NF regarding the Route Designation Process.  This is a very important step.  Many months of work has gone into this plan and our members' involvement is critical.  It's important that as many members as possible attend the public workshops (see dates and times below).  The maps of the proposed plan and other information is posted on the Sierra Access Coalition website at www.sierraaccess.com The Plumas NF plan is one of the best, as far as users interests are concerned, that is coming out of Region 5.  But some important routes may not have made it onto these maps, and this is our chance to be sure that those routes are getting put on the maps.  Now is the time to act.  Attend the public meetings, or contact one of the Sierra Access Coalition steering committee members with your routes and they will carry them forward for you.


"Plumas National Forest Presents Proposed Action for Route Designation

The Plumas National Forest will be conducting three open houses regarding their Proposed Action (PA) for wheeled motorized vehicle travel, also known as Route Designation or Access and Travel Management. The purpose of the open houses will be to help people understand what is in the Proposed Action and how to provide comments on the proposal.

The Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Action was published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2008, beginning an official 60-day public comment period. Scoping comments on the Proposed Action are due by March 3, 2008.

Your comments will contribute to a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), expected in September 2008. A second opportunity to comment will follow release of the DEIS, with the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and decision expected for release in December 2008. Once the decision is made, maps will be developed and routes will be signed.

All open houses will run from 3:00 to 6:00 pm (See schedule below for dates and places). Team members will be available to familiarize people with the route designation and environmental analysis processes and will provide assistance if you want to provide feedback during the open house.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Beckwourth Ranger District Office
23 Mohawk Road
Blairsden, CA

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Mount Hough Ranger District Office
39693 Highway 70
Quincy, CA

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Feather River Ranger District Office
875 Mitchell Avenue
Oroville, CA

Send written comments to: Travel Management Team, c/o Plumas National Forest, PO Box 11500 Quincy California 95971 or Email: plumas_ohv_mail_in_database@fs.fed.us

A map of each Ranger District with the respective proposed motorized trail system is available on the forest website, at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/plumas/projects_and_plans/ohv_route_designation/maps.php

Please contact any of the following Plumas National Forest Recreation personnel with questions or to review maps:

  * Erica Brenzovich, Feather River RD, Oroville, (530) 534-6500
  * Peggy Gustafson, Mt. Hough RD, Quincy, (530) 283-0555
  * Lynne Ingram, Beckwourth RD, Blairsden, (530) 836-2575
  * Fred J. Krueger, Supervisor's Office, Quincy, (530) 283-2050

For further information, contact: Peter Hochrein, Plumas National Forest, PO Box 11500 Quincy California 95971. Phone: 530-283-7718."
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