The Six Rivers National Forest proposes to make limited changes to the National Forest Transportation System (NFTS) on the Gasquet Ranger District in order to: provide motorized access to dispersed recreation opportunities; provide a diversity of motorized recreation opportunities; to provide for administrative needs, and; to reduce ecological and cultural resource risk and maintenance costs. In addition, inventoried unauthorized routes (UAR) that pose a risk to ecological resources will be restored to reduce risk to resources.
This project responds to the Travel Management Rule, Subpart B (36 CFR 212.52), which requires the public be allowed to participate in the revision of designations, and 36 CFR 212.54, which requires the Forest to coordinate with other government organizations in the revision of designation of the NFTS. Changes to the NFTS resulting from this project will be reflected in an updated Motor Vehicle Use Map.
Comments must be received on or before June 4, 2012. The draft environmental impact statement is expected in October 2012 and the final environmental impact statement is expected in March 2013.
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