Plumas snowmobile plan comments extended due to Camp Fire

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Plumas National Forest officials will extend the public comment period on the district’s  Over-Snow Vehicle plan at least two weeks due to the Camp Fire, officials announced in a press release on Nov. 28.

Two open houses also scheduled to discuss the plan for designated snowmobiling areas in the Plumas National Forest on Nov. 29 in Quincy and Dec. 1 in La Porte will be rescheduled due to the impact of the Camp Fire.

“Due to the Camp Fire, we’ve decided it would be best to provide everyone more time to participate in the planning process,” according to Daniel Lovato, PNF Supervisor, in press release.

The comment period extension and open house schedule on the Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be announced within the next several days and will be publicized on the project Web site, and at TheTahoeWeekly.com and facebook.com/TheTahoeWeekly.

The DEIS discloses the comparative analysis of options being considered in designating snow areas and trails, and snow trails where grooming would occur, for public OSV use on the Plumas National Forest.

Information, including the DEIS, maps and opportunities for comment, is available on the project website at:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47124 .

For additional information regarding this project, contact Katherine Carpenter, Forest Environmental Coordinator at the Plumas National Forest address above or at (530) 283-7742; or [email protected]

The Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation Draft Environmental Impact Statement is the subject of the open houses, and it discloses the comparative analysis of options being considered in designating snow areas and trails, and snow trails where grooming would occur, for public OSV use on the Plumas National Forest.

The comment period for the DEIS began on Oct. 26 with comments accepted for 45 days thereafter, which is now extended at least two weeks. Comments will be considered in the development of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. A decision on the project will be made following the completion of a final EIS, expected in April 2019.

More information, including the DEIS, maps and opportunities for comment, is available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47124 .

For additional information regarding this project, contact Katherine Carpenter, Forest Environmental Coordinator, at the Plumas National Forest address above or at (530) 283-7742 or [email protected].