Written on . Posted in Forest Service

Tahoe NF to prepare Supplemental Travel Management DEIS

Tahoe National Forest, California, Tahoe National Forest Motorized Travel Management Supplemental Draft EIS

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a supplemental draft environmental impact statement.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
SUMMARY: The Tahoe National Forest (TNF) will prepare a supplemental draft environmental impact statement to disclose the impacts associated with the following proposed actions:

1. Prohibition of Cross Country Travel: The prohibition of wheeled motor vehicle travel off designated National Forest Transportation System (NFTS) roads, NFTS motorized trails, and areas by the public except as allowed by permit or other authorization.
2. Additions to the NFTS: The addition of unauthorized routes as roads and trails to the NFTS by vehicle class and season of use.
3. Establishment of Motorized ``Open Areas'': The establishment of motorized ``Open Areas'' by vehicle class and season of use.
4. Changes to the NFTS: Changes to the NFTS including Vehicle Class, Season of Use and/Reopening Maintenance Level 1 roads.
5. Amendments to the Forest Plan: The amendment of The Tahoe National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to remove the November 1 to May 1 seasonal closure in the Sugar Pine area (Management Area 84 Humbug Sailor) on key winter deer range to improve motorized recreation opportunities.

DATES: Scoping is not required for supplemental draft environmental statements (40 CFR 1502.9(c)(4)). There was extensive public involvement in the development of the proposed action as published in the Federal Register April 11, 2007 and the Forest Service is not inviting additional comments at this time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Arrasmith, Tahoe National Forest, 631 Coyote Street, Nevada City, California 95959. Phone: (530) 478-6220. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to read the complete Federal Register Notice