IDAHO and MONTANA - Comment Period Extended on KIPZ Draft Forest Plans

Share on Facebook
April 05, 2012 5:18 PM

The Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests (KIPZ) are extending the end of the comment period on both Draft Plans and associated Draft EISs from April 5 to May 7, 2012. In addition, the KIPZ is giving notice that the objection process under the 2012 Planning Regulations outlined in 36 CFR 219, subpart B, will be utilized. The objection process is a pre-decisional administrative review process. The documents are available for download and review online at www.fs.fed.us/kipz. Please submit your comments to the appropriate forest.  Comments on the Kootenai Draft Plan and DEIS need to be sent to the Kootenai, while comments on the Idaho

 

IDAHO and MONTANA - Comment Period Extended on KIPZ Draft Forest Plans

Greetings BRC Action Alert Subscribers,

The Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests (KIPZ) are extending the end of the comment period on both Draft Plans and associated Draft EISs from April 5 to May 7, 2012. In addition, the KIPZ is giving notice that the objection process under the 2012 Planning Regulations outlined in 36 CFR 219, subpart B, will be utilized. The objection process is a pre-decisional administrative review process. The documents are available for download and review online at www.fs.fed.us/kipz.

Please submit your comments to the appropriate forest.  Comments on the Kootenai Draft Plan and DEIS need to be sent to the Kootenai, while comments on the Idaho Panhandle Draft Plan and DEIS need to be sent to the Idaho Panhandle.  If you reference another document(s) in your comments, please attach a complete copy of the document(s).  If complete copies are not available, please provide the cover page and applicable pages from the document.  Please submit comments using one of the methods below (listed in order of preference for ease of processing and cost to the taxpayer in the content analysis process):

  • Email: KNFplanrevision@fs.fed.us  (for Kootenai comments) or IPNFplanrevision@fs.fed.us  (for Idaho Panhandle comments) using one of the following formats - directly in the body of the email, word document-preferred format (.doc or .docx), portable document format (.pdf), rich text format (.rtf), text (.txt), and hypertext markup language (.html).  The sender should receive an automated electronic acknowledgement from the agency as confirmation of receipt. Only the first email from each sender will receive an email confirmation. If the sender does not receive this confirmation on the first email, it is the sender's responsibility to ensure timely receipt by other means.
     
  • Postal mail (written comments):

For Kootenai comments-
          Kootenai National Forest 
          Forest Plan Revision
          31374 US Highway 2
          Libby, MT 59923

For Idaho Panhandle comments-
          Idaho Panhandle National Forest
          Forest Plan Revision
          3815 Schreiber Way
          Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

  • Fax:
              Kootenai - 406-283-7709 
              Idaho Panhandle - 208-765-7307

If you have questions, please contact Kent Wellner (Idaho Panhandle National Forests) at 208-765-7417, Ellen Frament (Kootenai National Forest) at 406-283-7660 or Janette Turk (Kootenai National Forest at 406-283-7764.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

 


The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. 1-800-BlueRib - www.sharetrails.org
_______________________________________________________

As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. Visit http://www.sharetrails.org/make-a-difference-now to help fund our efforts to protect your trails!

April 6, 2015 12:50 PM
NEVADA - Federal Plan Threatens OHV Access In Northern Nevada Desert
April 27, 2015, is the deadline for public comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices. Once finalized, the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices' RMP will provide management direction for almost 5 million acres of public land in northern Nevada.
April 15, 2015 2:48 PM
COLORADO-BLM Releases Proposed RMP and Final EIS for Grand Junction Field Office
The Bureau of Land Management has released the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the approximately one million-acre Grand Junction Field Office in northwestern Colorado. The Grand Junction Field Office includes some of the public's most diverse landscapes and provides some of the nation's premier recreational opportunities. The plan includes a 700,900-acre Shale Ridges and Canyons Master Leasing Plan with oil and gas restrictions ranging from limiting visual impacts to 
April 14, 2015 3:13 PM
WYOMING - FS Seeks Input on the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project
The Forest Service is seeking input on the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project. The project area encompasses approximately 210,000 acres of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests in the Snowy Range portion of the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. All proposals are located in Carbon County, WY, east of Saratoga. The project area boundary is the Laramie Ranger District to the south and east and the Forest boundary to the north and west. The legal description is T14-19N R79-82W, 6th
[Action Alerts Archive]