NEVADA-CALIFORNIA - USFS & BLM Extend Comment Period on Bi-State Sage-Grouse DEIS

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November 12, 2013 12:47 PM

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District have extended the comment period for the Bi-State Sage-Grouse Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) following the release of the US Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) proposal to protect the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the Greater Sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The DEIS will amend resource management plans to conserve, enhance and restore

NEVADA-CALIFORNIA - USFS & BLM Extend Comment Period on Bi-State Sage-Grouse DEIS

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District have extended the comment period for the Bi-State Sage-Grouse Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) following the release of the US Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) proposal to protect the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the Greater Sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The DEIS will amend resource management plans to conserve, enhance and restore habitat for the species.

The 34-day extension will make it easier for the public to comment on both of the DEIS and FWS documents. Comments received will be shared by the BLM, Forest Service and FWS to revise the proposed plan amendment and address the key threats identified by the FWS in their proposal.

The 90 day public comment period for the Greater Sage-grouse Bi-State DPS Forest Plan Amendment DEIS began on August 23 and was scheduled to end on November 23. The DEIS and other documents related to the project can be found online at: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40683.
 
Comments may be submitted electronically by subscribing to the Forest Service's electronic mailing system. To subscribe to this new system, go online by following this link:
http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40683 and use the "Get Connected" tab on the right.

Written comments may also be sent to Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Bi-State DEIS, 1200 Franklin Way, Sparks, Nevada, 89431. Comments may also be faxed to 775-355-5399. Questions or requests for hard copies of the DEIS may be directed to James Winfrey, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, at 775-355-5308.

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

Don Amador
Western Representative
BlueRibbon Coalition
925-625-6287

 

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