Public Comments Sought for Coconino Travel Management RuleThe Coconino National Forest is seeking public comment for Travel Management, which proposes to designate a system of roads and motorized trails, in addition to prohibiting motorized cross-country travel.
Mar 29, 2010
Public Comments Sought for Coconino Travel Management Rule
For Immediate Release
Date: March 26, 2010
Contact: Coconino Supervisor's Office - 928-527-3600
Flagstaff, AZ —The Coconino National Forest is seeking public comment for Travel Management, which proposes to designate a system of roads and motorized trails, in addition to prohibiting motorized cross-country travel.
The proposals in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement are available for review online at http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/tmr.shtml, or at any of the Coconino district ranger stations, including the Supervisor’s Office.
Two action alternatives propose the designation of a system of National Forest System roads and National Forest System trails, as well as the designation of an area for off-highway vehicles. One alternative proposes to authorize some motorized big game retrieval, while the other does not.
“It’s critical that the public weigh in with their comments regarding the alternatives proposed in this Draft Environmental Impact Statement,” said Jim Beard, project leader for the travel management rule. “The final rule will affect recreationists, hunters, hikers, and visitors alike. Public comments help shape and mold the final product.”
Notification of the 60-day public comment period was published in the Federal Register and began on March 19. Comments must have an identifiable name and contact information attached. The public can submit written comments up until May 17 to the following:
By mail: CNF Travel Comments, P.O. Box 1919, Sacramento, CA, 95812.By fax: (916) 456-6724.
By e-mail: Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), and Word (.doc) to CNFtravelcomments@fscomments.org. A scanned signature may serve as verification on electronic comments.
Those who provide comments during this comment period are eligible to appeal the decision under the regulations. Interest expressed or comments provided on this project prior to or after the close of this comment period will not constitute standing for appeal purposes. Names and addresses of commenter’s will become part of the public record.
Additional information regarding this action can be obtained from: Jim Beard, 1824 S. Thompson St., Flagstaff, Ariz., 86001, (928) 527-3474, email@example.com.