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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Seeks Comments on Bridgeport Ranger District Travel Plan


The Bridgeport Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, located in western Nevada and eastern California, released their Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Bridgeport Ranger District Travel Management Project on July 31, 2009. The Forest Service (FS) is asking for your input during a 45-day public review and comment period, which will end on September 14, 2009.

The FS has announced a series of drop-in meetings for the public to discuss and comment on the DEIS which describes the environmental effects of a proposal by the district to restrict motorized use to designated routes. The Bridgeport Ranger District manages about 1.2 million acres of lands in Mono County, California, and Douglas, Lyon, and Mineral Counties in Nevada.  Meetings will be held at the following locations from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm:

  • Reno, Monday, August 24, at the Bartley Ranch Regional Park at the Brick House on 6000 Bartley Ranch Road.
  • Topaz Ranch Estates, Tuesday, August 25, at the Community Center on Carter Drive.
  • Hawthorne, Wednesday, August 26, at the Mineral County Public Library on 1st and A Street.
  • Smith Valley, Thursday, August 27, at Smith Valley High School Multi- Purpose Room on 20 Day Lane.
  • Bridgeport, California, Friday, August 28, at the Memorial Hall on 100 Sinclair Street.

The public may review the DEIS, along with associated maps, by going to the Forest's website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/htnf/projects/bridgeport/tm_bp_index.shtml.They are also available upon request on CDs.

Public comments are invited and should be as specific as possible. It is also helpful if comments refer to specific pages or chapters of the DEIS. Before commenting, the public is urged to review the DEIS, including appendices and associated maps.

Send written comments to: 
Travel Management Team
Bridgeport Ranger District
HC 62, Box 1000
Bridgeport, CA 93517

Written comments may be dropped off at the Bridgeport Ranger District, HC 62, Box 1000; Bridgeport, CA 93517. The office business hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The number to submit comments by fax is (760) 932- 5899.

Arrangements can be made for making oral comments over the phone or in person by contacting David Loomis at (775) 884-8132. Oral comments may also be submitted at public meetings scheduled for August 24 through 28.

Email comments to:
comments-intermtn-humboldt-toiyabe-bridgeport@fs.fed.us

Please put "Travel Management Comments" in the subject line of e-mail comments. Acceptable formats are email message, MS Word (.doc), plain text (.txt), or rich text format (.rtf). Comments should include your name and address.

For more information, contact
David Loomis, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest
1536 S. Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701.
Phone: (775) 884-8132.

JUST REMEMBER, PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IS CRUCIAL TO KEEP RECREATION AREAS OPEN, PLEASE GET INVOLVED!

Thanks in advance for your support,
Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

 


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