Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests Announces Proposed Change to Snowmobile Plan

Oct. 25, 2010 By Press Release
Situation: The Forest is proposing to move the groomed trail off FSR490 to a route on National Forest System lands maintaining groomed snowmobile access from the Steamboat Lake State Park to FSR550, north of Columbine, as well as improving year round parking.  The proposal is located in the vicinity of Columbine, CO, T10N, R 85W, and a portion of T11N, R85W, Routt County, CO.

The FS has developed three alternatives. One of the Alternatives, Alternative 3, was developed by the local snowmobile club. Please support Alternative 3. (See "What you need to do" below)

Comments received by the Forest Service on the proposed action and alternatives to the proposed action were considered and incorporated into the Environmental Assessment (EA), resulting in a modified proposed action. The Forest Service is accepting comments on the EA prior to a decision being made by the Responsible Official. Project information can be found at http://fs.usda.gov/goto/mbr/projects.

The 30-day comment period will end on November 2, 2010. This will be the final opportunity to comment on the proposal. Those commenting should include: 1) name, address, telephone number, and organization represented, if any; 2) title of the document on which the comments are being submitted; 3) specific facts and supporting reasons for the Responsible Official to consider.

Written comments should be addressed to the Responsible Official: Jamie Kingsbury, District Ranger, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, 925 Weiss Drive, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487.  The fax number is 970-870-2284.

Oral comments must be provided at the Responsible Official's office during normal business hours via telephone 970-870-2299 or in person, or at an official agency function (i.e. public meeting) that is designed to elicit public comments.

Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc) to comments-rocky-mountain-medicine-bow-routt-hahns-peak-bears-ears@fs.fed.us. When submitting comments on the web, the SUBJECT LINE must be "Columbine Access" to ensure proper routing.

For additional information, contact Kent Foster at (970) 870-2142 or kfoster@fs.fed.us, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, 925 Weiss Drive, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487.

What you need to do:
Please send an email to comments-rocky-mountain-medicine-bow-routt-hahns-peak-bears-ears@fs.fed.us
DON'T FORGET TO PUT "Columbine Access" in the Subject Line!

Please tell the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests that you support Alternative 3.

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