Stanislaus snowmobile plan released

The Stanislaus National Forest has released its final over-snow vehicle plan for the district, with the comment period open until May 6. Over-snow vehicles, or OSVs, include motorized vehicles such as snowmobiles, snowbikes and UTVs.

Anyone who has already commented on the Environmental Impact Statement and the Draft Record of Decision may file objections on these documents at this time. No new comments are being accepted.

The Draft Record of Decision under consideration would designate about 129,780 acres of the Stanislaus National Forest for public cross country OSV use and about 83.7 miles of OSV trails, of which 24.7 miles would be available for snow grooming. This alternative includes installing five temporary winter stream crossings annually. Tahoe Weekly has been covering this ongoing issue and details area available at TheTahoeWeekly.com; click on Snowmobiling under the Out & About menu. | Project details fs.usda.gov