CALIFORNIA - BLM Seeks Comments on Proposed Mission Wells Connector Trail Project

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July 03, 2013 8:10 AM

CALIFORNIA - BLM Seeks Comments on Proposed Mission Wells Connector Trail Project

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Bureau of Land Management, Eagle Lake Field Office is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) that will analyze the impacts of the construction and maintenance of a connector trail within the Dry Valley Off-highway Vehicle (OHV) Area near the Mission Wells Trailhead. The trail will allow users to safely connect from the trailhead to the existing trail system without using the Dry Valley Road where there is risk of oncoming vehicles with trailers. The connector trail would be utilized in future race course events and for casual use.

The Eagle Lake Field Office is proposing to develop a connector trail from the Mission Wells Trailhead to Trail 28, located within the Dry Valley SRMA (46,813 acres). The area is currently used for off-highway vehicle events and casual use for staging and camping. In addition, the Dry Valley OHV area, including the Mission Wells Trailhead, is utilized for multiple activities such as horseback riding, hiking, hunting and bird watching.

The proposed action is off of Dry Valley Road, which is located in the Southern portion of the Dry Valley OHV Area off of Wendel County Road and after The Nevada State Line, High Rock County Road. The area is east of the California/Nevada state line in Township 27 North, Range 19 East, Section 5 within Washoe County, Nevada. The proposed project area is shown on Map 1. (See map here

The BLM is asking for any comments you may have regarding the proposed action. The comments will be used to determine the significant issues to be analyzed in the environmental assessment. Your comments must be received by July 26, 2013, to ensure consideration. Please send comments to: Attention: Marisa Williams, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Bureau of Land Management, Eagle Lake Field Office, 2950 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA 96130.

Please contact Marisa Williams, Outdoor Recreation Planner, at (530) 252-5303 if you have additional questions.

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


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