COLORADO - Colorado Roadless Rule Public Meetings Announced

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May 05, 2011 12:00 AM

BLUERIBBON COALITION LAND USE UPDATE!

COLORADO -  Colorado Roadless Rule Public Meetings Announced

Dear BRC Alert Subscriber,

Last April, BRC blasted the news that the US Forest Service released the Proposed Colorado Roadless Rule for a 90-day public comment period, which ends on July 14, 2011.

See our alert here: FS Releases New Proposed Colorado Roadless Rule And DEIS 

We just began reviewing the documents, but we want you to know that both BRC and COHVCO (Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition) will be detailing their best legal brainpower to looking at any possible impacts to recreational access.

We received word from the Forest Service that they will host a series of nine public meetings throughout Colorado and in Washington, DC in order for the public to learn more about the Rule. (See schedule of meeting dates and venues below)

The three basic purposes for these meetings are to: 1) increase public understanding about the proposed rule, 2) explain how input gathered from the public during the previous comment periods was incorporated into the rule, and 3) respond to questions from the public.

Keep in mind these are informational meetings and not really the best opportunity to submit your comments. Stay tuned to BRC and COHVCO for future information and comment suggestions.

Although registration is not required to attend, the FS is asking people to please register for the meetings to help assist in planning. Please register for these meetings at http://coroadless.eventbrite.com

As always, please call with questions or concerns.
Brian Hawthorne
Public Lands Policy Director
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 102


COLORADO -  Colorado Roadless Rule Public Meetings Announced
The proposed rule, associated documents, and additional information about the rule development process can be found on the Forest Service Colorado Roadless website at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/coroadlessrule.

Please feel free to call 303-275-5567 or email roadless_rule_questions@fs.fed.us with any questions about the rule or the public meetings.

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

Associated Unit

Tuesday, May 17, 2011         4:00 - 6:00pm
Regional Office
740 Simms St
Golden, CO 

Region-wide

Thursday, May 19, 2011       6:00 - 8:00pm
CSU Pueblo       
Occhiato University Center,
West Ballroom (109A), Second floor
2200 Bonforte Blvd
Pueblo, CO
Pike-San Isabel National Forests; Cimarron-Comanche National Grasslands

Wednesday, May 25, 2011    6:00 - 8:00pm
Forest Service Office       
925 Weiss Dr.
Steamboat Springs, CO

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests; Thunder Basin National Grassland

Thursday, May 26, 2011        6:00 - 8:00pm
Supervisor's Office      
2150 Centre Ave, Building E
Fort Collins, CO

Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests; Pawnee National Grassland
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011    10:00am - noon
Hamilton Crowne Plaza
Shriners Room
14th and K Street, NW
Washington, DC
Nation-wide
Tuesday, June 7, 2011          5:30 - 7:30pm
Monte Vista High School
349 Prospect Avenue
Monte Vista, CO
Rio Grande National Forest
Wednesday, June 8, 2011      5:30 - 8:30pm
Community Recreation Center
2700 Main Avenue
Durango, CO
San Juan National Forest
Wednesday, June 15, 2011       6:30 - 9:00pm
Montrose Pavilion      
1800 Pavilion Dr.      
Montrose, CO
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, & Gunnison National Forests and Manti-La Sal National  Forest
Thursday, June 16, 2011           5:30 - 7:30pm
Community Center
100 Wulfsohn Rd.
Glenwood Springs, CO
White River National Forest

IMPORTANT NOTE:
While the meetings may help attendees make more informed comments, oral comments will not be recorded at the meetings.  Nor will the agency be recording the meetings for inclusion in the rulemaking record. This format is based on input received from a diversity of stakeholders on how best to design public meetings.  As with any rulemaking process, attendees wishing to provide comments for the record will need to submit them in writing and will have the opportunity to do so at the meetings. 

To be considered, written comments need to be submitted:

  • Electronically at www.regulations.gov
  • Mail hard copy to Colorado Roadless Rule/EIS, P.O. Box 1919, Sacramento, CA 95812
  • Emailed to COComments@fsroadless.org
  • Fax to 916-456-6724 - Please identify your written comments by mentioning Colorado Roadless Rule on the cover sheet or the first page.

 

 

 


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