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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/31/2018 09:16 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/31/2018 09:16 PM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM

Final Environmental Impact Statement Features New Preferred Alternative for Over-snow Vehicle Use Designation on the Eldorado National Forest

Placerville, CA...The Eldorado National Forest has released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Record of Decision for Over-snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation. The Final EIS includes a preferred alternative that was developed in response to comments from both motorized and non-motorized winter recreationists. Individuals or organizations that commented on the Draft EIS can object to the draft decision during a 45-day review period which closes on December 17, 2018. Any objections will be carefully considered before a final decision is made. Current OSV management will remain in place this year. The final decision on OSV designation will not be effective until the 2019-2020 season.

"After taking a hard look at the public comments we received on the draft EIS, the planning team came up with a much stronger alternative," said Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree. "This is a great example of how stakeholders help land managers make better decisions. I really appreciate how passionate people are about their forest experience."

Under the current management, 458,600 acres are open to public OSV use, which is approximately 75 percent of the National Forest System (NFS) land within the Eldorado National Forest. The original proposed action was to designate 435,600 acres (approximately 71 percent) for OSV use, whereas the new preferred alternative designates 337,100 acres (approximately 55 percent).

The reduction in the proposed acreage is largely due to not designating lower elevation areas which rarely have enough snow for OSV use. The preferred alternative is responsive to public comments that identified important high elevation opportunities along the Sierra Crest for both motorized and non-motorized backcountry winter recreation. All of the alternatives include 58 miles of groomed OSV trails on the Silver Bear Trail System.

The purpose of OSV designation is to establish designated areas and trails for OSV use on the Eldorado National Forest to: provide access, ensure that OSV use occurs when and where there is adequate snow, promote the safety of all users, enhance public enjoyment, minimize impacts to natural and cultural resources, and minimize conflicts among the various uses of National Forest System lands. OSV designation is also necessary to comply with Forest Service Travel Management Regulations at 36 CFR part 212 and Subpart C.

Finally, OSV designation is needed to comply with the Settlement Agreement between the Forest Service and Snowlands Network et al., by identifying those designated National Forest System OSV trails where grooming for public OSV use would occur and analyzing the effects of the grooming program. Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the Forest Service is required to complete the appropriate environmental analysis to identify OSV trails available for grooming on the Eldorado National Forest, as well as on the Lassen, Plumas, Tahoe, and Stanislaus National Forests.

The complete Final EIS and the Draft Record of Decision for OSV Use Designation on the Eldorado National Forest can be found on the forest website at:


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        Posted on: 2018-11-01 06:10:38   By: Anonymous

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        Posted on: 2018-11-01 09:55:21   By: Anonymous
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Fake puppet president
Posted on: 2018-11-01 06:13:01   By: Anonymous
Putin’s puppet show’s he has only HATE!!!!
A new low used a cop killer to promote the GOP!!!!????

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    Re: Fake puppet president
    Posted on: 2018-11-01 06:38:09   By: Anonymous

    President Trump has not committed any crimes!

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    Posted on: 2018-11-01 08:56:52   By: Anonymous
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    Plus this collusion thing you keep blabbering about, most Americans now know it's just DNC hogwash it's getting a little old, don't you think?

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    Re: Fake puppet president
    Posted on: 2018-11-01 13:11:41   By: Anonymous
    democrats hate black people and keep them enslaved with empty political promises

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Fake puppet president
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    Re: Fake puppet president
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      Posted on: 2018-11-01 11:12:36   By: Anonymous
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Putin’s puppet
Posted on: 2018-11-01 06:47:47   By: Anonymous
We have Putin’s PUPPET as president and the HOUSE AND SENATE controlled by the GOP they did nothing on immigration but blames the DNC!!
More lying from the FAKE PRESIDENT or better known as PUTIN’S PUPPET!!!!!
Two years and nothing but lying

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    Re: Putin’s puppet
    Posted on: 2018-11-01 06:54:54   By: Anonymous

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    Re: Putin’s puppet
    Posted on: 2018-11-01 07:28:16   By: Anonymous

    Two years of nothing but butt hurt liberals crying like the little bitches that they are!

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    Re: DNC'S same old puppet just keeps on blabbering nonsense
    Posted on: 2018-11-01 09:01:20   By: Anonymous
    yawn....blah blah blah...... puppet......putin.....blah blah blah....
    Now folks, who's the puppet here? Yup, some guy, same old blabbering, still thinking there's ''collusion'' I guess he's stuck on stupid still.
    Have a wonderful day folks.

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Putin’s PUPPET
Posted on: 2018-11-01 06:55:29   By: Anonymous
If you took the stage and asked the crowd to KICK THE HELL OUT OF PROTESTERS YOU WOULD GO TO JAIL FOR STARTING A RIOT!!
That’s what the PUTIN PUPPET is doing with his HATEFUL words!!!
Making HATE and the GOP one and the same!!!!

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    Re: Putin’s PUPPET
    Posted on: 2018-11-01 11:00:39   By: Anonymous
    All they have is hate and fear.
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