Decision Memo Ice Age Trail Improvement (CRAC 37)

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Decision Memo Ice Age Trail Improvement (CRAC 37)"

Transcription

1 Decision Memo Ice Age Trail Improvement (CRAC 37) U.S. Forest Service Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District Taylor County, Wisconsin T32N, R2W, Town of Grover, Section 23 BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR ACTION See the attached vicinity and project maps for location information. In October 1980, Federal legislation authorized the establishment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail (Ice Age NST) as a component of the National Trails System. It is one of only eleven trails in the United States authorized by Congress to be designated a National Scenic Trail. The Ice Age NST extends for more than 1,000 miles across the State of Wisconsin, winding through a myriad of ecosystems and political jurisdictions, including a portion within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Taylor County. Its design, construction and maintenance are carried out through a joint effort between National Park Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Ice Age Trail Alliance, the Forest Service, plus an army of dedicated volunteers and other private organizations throughout 31 counties in Wisconsin. Understandably, the level of trail building experience and user opportunities have often differed amongst those involved. With the increasing popularity of the Ice Age NST, there is greater public expectation of a superlative hiking experience on this unique National Scenic Trail. Human-made trail structures are necessary to meet the demands of various challenging situations. According to the publication Ice Age National Scenic Trail A Handbook for Trail Designs, Construction and maintenance the decision to build a trail structure should be in response to user safety and environmental protection issues not user convenience issues. Currently, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail north of Hay Meadow Road (FR 572) has numerous existing boardwalk and puncheon sections that are ineffective and unsafe within the 1.25 miles of this project proposal. In order to re-establish the trail tread and provide a safe user experience along this section of trail, the Forest Service (Ice Age Trail Alliance submission) is proposing to replace existing boardwalk/puncheon structures, upgrade signage, and improve overall trail tread within the existing trail corridor. Prior to proposal development, alternative locations for this section of trail were considered; however, they were determined to be unnecessary if adequate upgrades to the trail surface were provided. The existing trail corridor with the proposed upgrades will provide long term trail and structure sustainability along with improved user safety and resource protection. A decision and vicinity map are included at the end of this document for reference. DECISION I have decided to maintain/upgrade a portion of the Ice Age NST as follows: Replace/construct boardwalk, puncheon and clearspan bridge structures, upgrade signage, and improve overall trail tread along the 1.25 mile portion of the Ice Age NST north of Hay Meadow Road, FR572. See the attached Vicinity and Project Maps for location of Page 1 of 7

2 these trail improvements. Actions included in this decision are: o Clearing existing trail corridor, (as needed) from interfering/overhanging trees, limbs, and other obstructions. o Constructing up to 530 feet of boardwalk and a 20 foot clearspan bridge with boardwalk approaches to further aid foot-traffic along this portion of trail. o Upgrading trail drainage features. o Upgrading signage. Design measures for resource protection included with this decision are: o The project area travels adjacent to some wet areas. The trail should be surveyed for heritage resources (walked and shovel tested along any wetland edges if extant). During construction, if a site is located, cease construction in the area of the find and begin again when the area is cleared for archaeology. o The 572 ROW timber sale is within this project area. The timber included in this sale is along the corridor of 572 and is marked in blue paint. All these trees have been paid for and should not be disturbed. o There is mullein and bull thistle south of the planned trail improvement, across Hay Meadow Rd (FR 572). In order to prevent the spread of seeds, no boards or any other equipment or supplies for the project should be placed within the infestation. o Wetlands are present in the project area, however adverse impacts would not occur from the proposed projects. All fill and old puncheon material should be disposed of on upland locations. After consultation with the Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE) it was determined that a 404 permit would not be required for the proposed activities; however, they recommended applying for a permit and getting that determination in writing. Construction would minimize the impact on surface water flow, support vegetative growth due to the minimal footprint, and encourage a prolonged life of the trail. This decision would also improve overall trail tread within the existing trail corridor by upgrading trail drainage features. REASONS FOR CATEGORICALLY EXCLUDING THIS ACTION The Forest Service has identified typical classes of actions that normally do not require documentation in an environmental impact statement (EIS) or environmental assessment (EA) per 40 CFR (b) (2). These types of actions are called categorical exclusions. An action may be categorically excluded from documentation in an EIS or an EA only if that action falls within one of the identified categories (36 CFR (d) and (e)) and when there are no extraordinary circumstances (36 CFR (b)). Upon review of the proposal I have determined that no extraordinary circumstances, as defined in 36 CFR (b), exist. Based upon experience with similar types of projects, these projects are considered minor in context and intensity. This action is categorically excluded from documentation in an environment assessment or environmental impact statement because: Page 2 of 7

3 It falls within a category description which does not require documentation in an EA or EIS. The applicable category of action is identified as 36 CFR 220.6(e): Construction and reconstruction of trails. Examples include but are not limited to: Constructing or reconstructing a trail to a scenic overlook and Reconstructing an existing trail to allow use by handicapped individuals. I also find that there are no extraordinary circumstances that would warrant further analysis and documentation in an EA or EIS. I took into account resource conditions identified in 36 CFR (b): Federally listed threatened or endangered species or designated critical habitat, species proposed for Federal listing or proposed critical habitat, or Forest Service sensitive species will not be adversely affected by this action (CE checklist). Flood plains, wetlands, or municipal watersheds would not be adversely affected. There are no municipal watersheds on the Medford-Park Falls District and no floodplains will be affected by this project (CE checklist). This action does not take place in Congressionally designated areas such as Wilderness, Wilderness Study Areas, or National Recreation Areas (Forest Plan FEIS 3-199, 3-201). The project location is not within or near Congressionally designated areas (CE checklist). The trail improvements are not within or adjacent to an Inventoried Roadless Area (Forest Plan FEIS Appendix C and 2000 Roadless Area Conservation Rule). The trail location is not within or adjacent to Research Natural Areas or proposed areas (Forest Plan FEIS Appendix N). American Indian and Alaska Native religious or cultural sites will not be affected by these actions(ce Checklist). Archaeological sites or historic properties or areas would not be affected by these actions (CE Checklist). PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT Scoping of the project included external contacts with: Tim Malzhan, Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) and Buzz Meyer, Volunteer Contact High Point Chapter IATA. In addition, various Forest Service personnel were contacted and provided information as documented in the project file. A description of the project was also posted in the Chequamegon-Nicolet Schedule of Proposed Actions in January 2013 and a project page also is posted to the World Wide Web. A thirty day notice and comment period was published in the Medford Star News and Park Falls Herald on December 20, No comments were received during this comment period. FINDINGS REQUIRED BY OTHER LAWS AND REGULATIONS FOREST PLAN CONSISTENCY (NATIONAL FOREST MANAGEMENT ACT) This decision is consistent with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Land Management Plan. The project was designed in conformance with Forest Plan Goals: Page 3 of 7

4 Goal 2.1 Maintain or enhance the diversity and quality of recreation experiences.. Goal 3.1 Build and maintain safe, efficient, and effective infrastructure that supports public and administrative uses.. Goal 3.3b Through partnerships, encourage, establish, and sustain a diverse and wellbalanced range of recreational services.. The project was also designed to meet the following Forest Plan Standards & Guidelines: Manage and maintain the North Country and Ice Age Trails primarily for hiking and backpacking. Follow guidelines in the publication North Country National Scenic Trail A Handbook for Trail Design, Construction, and Maintenance when maintaining or constructing additional hiking trails or support structures. CLEAN WATER ACT, AS AMENDED 1977 The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, as amended, is commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act. Under Section 404, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) has been given responsibility to regulate the discharge of dredged and fill material into waters of the United States, including wetlands (33 CFR 323.3). Any materials removed from wetlands will be disposed of on upland sites. ACOE has been consulted and Section 404 permits are not required. (CE Checklist) ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (ESA) OF 1973, AS AMENDED 1978, 1979, 1982, AND 1988 (16 U.S.C. 1531) This Act provides direction to the Forest Service to establish objectives for habitat management and recovery through the Forest Plan for the conservation and protection of endangered and threatened species. This project is consistent with these guidelines. There is no critical habitat present in the project area. (CE Checklist) NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT (16 U.S.C. 470) This Act provides direction for Federal agencies to establish a program for preservation of historic properties. In compliance with this act, potential impacts to sites eligible for the National Register of Historic Places were considered in this analysis. If archaeological remains are found prior to or during implementation, work will stop immediately until evaluation and clearance are provided. (CE Checklist). WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT There are no designated or eligible Wild and Scenic Rivers within the project area (Forest Plan 3-42). WILDERNESS ACT There is no designated or proposed Wilderness within the project area. There are no Roadless Inventory Areas within the project area (Forest Plan FEIS 3-199). ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW (APPEAL) OPPORTUNITIES As no comments were received during the 30-day notice and comment period for this project, this decision is not subject to appeal pursuant to 36 CFR Page 4 of 7

5 IMPLEMENTATION DATE Implementation of this project can begin immediately following publication of this decision in the newspaper of record. Expected date of project completion is the 2013 summer field season. CONTACT For additional information concerning this decision, contact: Tim Vetter, District Recreation Manager, 850 North 8 th, HWY 13 Medford, WI phone ext 34, at SIGNATURE OF DECIDING OFFICER /s/ Bob Hennes February 1, 2013 ROBERT HENNES District Ranger Date The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C , or call (800) (voice) or (202) (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Page 5 of 7

6 Page 6 of 7

7 Page 7 of 7

BACKGROUND DECISION. Decision Memo Page 1 of 6

BACKGROUND DECISION. Decision Memo Page 1 of 6 DECISION MEMO DEVIL S ELBOW BY-PASS, BOUNDARY TRAIL NO.1 U.S. FOREST SERVICE T9N, R7E, SECTION 9 RANGE 5E COWLITZ COUNTY WA MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL VOLCANIC MONUMENT, GIFFORD PINCHOT NATIONAL FOREST

More information

White Mountain National Forest

White Mountain National Forest White Mountain National Forest United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Eastern Region Boles Brook Snowmobile Bridge Decision Memo Boles Brook Snowmobile Bridge Project Town of Woodstock

More information

Decision Memo for Desolation Trail: Mill D to Desolation Lake Trail Relocation

Decision Memo for Desolation Trail: Mill D to Desolation Lake Trail Relocation for Salt Lake County, Utah Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Salt Lake Ranger District 1. Background The present location of the Desolation Trail (#1159) between Mill D and Desolation Lake follows old

More information

Decision Memo Sun Valley Super Enduro & Cross-Country Mountain Bike Race. Recreation Event

Decision Memo Sun Valley Super Enduro & Cross-Country Mountain Bike Race. Recreation Event Decision Memo 2015 Sun Valley Super Enduro & Cross-Country Mountain Bike Race Recreation Event USDA Forest Service Ketchum Ranger District, Sawtooth National Forest Blaine County, Idaho Background The

More information

Hiawatha National Forest St. Ignace Ranger District. File Code: 1950 Date: August 5, 2011

Hiawatha National Forest St. Ignace Ranger District. File Code: 1950 Date: August 5, 2011 United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Hiawatha National Forest St. Ignace Ranger District W1900 West US-2 St. Ignace, MI 49781 906-643-7900 File Code: 1950 Date: August 5, 2011 Dear National

More information

Decision Memo for Philmont Scout Ranch Bike Trail and Access Reroute Project

Decision Memo for Philmont Scout Ranch Bike Trail and Access Reroute Project Decision Memo Philmont Scout Ranch Bike Trail and Access Reroute Project USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest Colfax County, New Mexico (T. 30N, R. 17E,

More information

DECISION MEMO. Rawhide Trail #7073 Maintenance and Reconstruction

DECISION MEMO. Rawhide Trail #7073 Maintenance and Reconstruction Page 1 of 6 Background DECISION MEMO USDA Forest Service Jefferson Ranger District Jefferson County, Montana Rawhide Trail #7073 is located in the Elkhorn Mountain Range approximately 10 miles east of

More information

DECISION MEMO For Bullis Hollow Trail

DECISION MEMO For Bullis Hollow Trail I. DECISION TO BE IMPLEMENTED A. Description of Decision DECISION MEMO For Bullis Hollow Trail USDA Forest Service, Eastern Region 9 Allegheny National Forest Bradford Ranger District Corydon Township

More information

White Mountain National Forest. Pond of Safety Accessible Trail & Shoreline Access Project. Scoping Report. Township of Randolph Coos County, NH

White Mountain National Forest. Pond of Safety Accessible Trail & Shoreline Access Project. Scoping Report. Township of Randolph Coos County, NH White Mountain National Forest United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Eastern Region Pond of Safety Accessible Trail & Shoreline Access Project Township of Randolph Coos County, NH Scoping

More information

White Mountain National Forest Saco Ranger District

White Mountain National Forest Saco Ranger District United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service White Mountain National Forest 33 Kancamagus Highway Conway, NH 03818 Comm: (603) 447-5448 TTY: (603) 447-3121 File Code: 1950 Date: February 26,

More information

Bradley Brook Relocation Project. Scoping Notice. Saco Ranger District. United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Bradley Brook Relocation Project. Scoping Notice. Saco Ranger District. United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Bradley Brook Relocation Project United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Scoping Notice White Mountain National Forest February 2011 For Information Contact: Jenny Burnett White Mountain

More information

Daisy Dean Trail 628/619 ATV Trail Construction

Daisy Dean Trail 628/619 ATV Trail Construction Background and Purpose and Need The Daisy Dean ATV Trail Construction Project is located in the Little Belt Mountains, Musselshell Ranger District, Lewis and Clark National Forest approximately 32 miles

More information

DECISION MEMO North Zone (Legacy Trails) Trail Stabilization Project

DECISION MEMO North Zone (Legacy Trails) Trail Stabilization Project DECISION MEMO North Zone (Legacy Trails) Trail Stabilization Project USDA FOREST SERVICE Rocky Mountain Region (R2) Shoshone National Forest Wapiti and Greybull Ranger District Park County, Wyoming Background

More information

Proposed Action. Payette National Forest Over-Snow Grooming in Valley, Adams and Idaho Counties. United States Department of Agriculture

Proposed Action. Payette National Forest Over-Snow Grooming in Valley, Adams and Idaho Counties. United States Department of Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service January 2012 Proposed Action Payette National Forest Over-Snow Grooming in Valley, Adams and Idaho Counties Payette National Forest Valley, Adams

More information

Tracy Ridge Shared Use Trails and Plan Amendment Project

Tracy Ridge Shared Use Trails and Plan Amendment Project Tracy Ridge Shared Use Trails and Plan Amendment Project Scoping Document Forest Service Allegheny National Forest Bradford Ranger District McKean, County, Pennsylvania In accordance with Federal civil

More information

White Mountain National Forest

White Mountain National Forest White Mountain National Forest United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Eastern Region Batchelder Brook and Guinea Pond Snowmobile Bridges Decision Memo Batchelder Brook/Guinea Pond Snowmobile

More information

RIM TRAIL EXTENSION PROJECT

RIM TRAIL EXTENSION PROJECT DECISION MEMO For RAINBOW RIM TRAIL EXTENSION PROJECT Located on National Forest System Lands USDA Forest Service, Southwest Region Kaibab National Forest - North Kaibab Ranger District T.35 N, R.1 E,

More information

DECISION MEMO Whetstone Ridge Trail #8020 Relocation

DECISION MEMO Whetstone Ridge Trail #8020 Relocation Page 1 of 7 Background DECISION MEMO Whetstone Ridge Trail #8020 Relocation USDA Forest Service Pintler Ranger District Granite County T4N, R16W, Sections 4,9,29 and T4N, R17W, Section 36 Whetstone Ridge

More information

Decision Memo Broken Wheel Ranch Equestrian Outfitter Special-Use Permit Proposed Action

Decision Memo Broken Wheel Ranch Equestrian Outfitter Special-Use Permit Proposed Action Decision Memo Broken Wheel Ranch Equestrian Outfitter Special-Use Permit USDA Forest Service Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District, Shawnee National Forest Jackson and Union Counties, Illinois Proposed Action

More information

White Mountain National Forest. Rumney Rocks Project Supplemental Environmental Assessment. 30-day Comment Report

White Mountain National Forest. Rumney Rocks Project Supplemental Environmental Assessment. 30-day Comment Report White Mountain National Forest United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Rumney Rocks Project Supplemental Environmental Assessment Eastern Region Town of Rumney, Grafton County, NH 30-day

More information

DECISION MEMO Grand Targhee Resort Summer Trails. USDA Forest Service Caribou-Targhee National Forest Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401

DECISION MEMO Grand Targhee Resort Summer Trails. USDA Forest Service Caribou-Targhee National Forest Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401 DECISION MEMO Grand Targhee Resort Summer Trails USDA Forest Service Caribou-Targhee National Forest Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401 Background Situated on the east side of the Teton Mountain Range, Grand Targhee

More information

Eagle Rock Loop Ouachita National Forest Page 1 of 8

Eagle Rock Loop Ouachita National Forest Page 1 of 8 EAGLE ROCK LOOP Eagle Rock Loop Ouachita National Forest Page 1 of 8 Hiking: Biking: Equestrian: Trail Highlights: This trail offers the longest loop trail in Arkansas. A combination of the Little Missouri,

More information

Ottawa National Forest Supervisor s Office

Ottawa National Forest Supervisor s Office United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Supervisor s Office E6248 US2 Ironwood, MI 49938 (906) 932-1330 (906) 932-0122 (FAX) File Code: 1950/2350 Date: April 11, 2012 Dear Friends of the,

More information

Rochester Ranger District Wellness Trails Project

Rochester Ranger District Wellness Trails Project United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Eastern Region September 2015 Rochester Ranger District Wellness Trails Project Decision Memo Green Mountain National Forest Rochester Ranger District

More information

USDA Forest Service Deschutes National Forest DECISION MEMO. Round Lake Christian Camp Master Plan for Reconstruction and New Facilities

USDA Forest Service Deschutes National Forest DECISION MEMO. Round Lake Christian Camp Master Plan for Reconstruction and New Facilities USDA Forest Service Deschutes National Forest DECISION MEMO Round Lake Christian Camp Master Plan for Reconstruction and New Facilities Jefferson County, Oregon T. 13 S., R. 8 E., Section 16, W.M. Background:

More information

Buffalo Pass Trails Project

Buffalo Pass Trails Project Buffalo Pass Trails Project Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland Routt County, Colorado T6N 83W Sections 3-5, 8; T6N 84W Sections

More information

Chetco River Kayaking Permit

Chetco River Kayaking Permit Decision Memo USDA Forest Service Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Gold Beach Ranger District - Curry County, Oregon Wild Rivers Ranger District Josephine County, Oregon BACKGROUND A special use permit

More information

Planning Grazing. Pasture Planning. Fencing for Grazing Systems. High Tensile. High Tensile. High Tensile 3/31/2014. water, and paddocks

Planning Grazing. Pasture Planning. Fencing for Grazing Systems. High Tensile. High Tensile. High Tensile 3/31/2014. water, and paddocks Planning Grazing Systemsfencing, water, and paddocks Dan Ludwig NRCS Grazing Specialist- SE PA Natural Resources Conservation Service Berks County Grazing School Fencing Perimeter Paddock Alleyway Water

More information

Crystal Lake Area Trails

Crystal Lake Area Trails Lake Area Trails Welcome to the Lake area of the Big Snowy Mountains! This island mountain range in central Montana features peaks reaching to 8,600 feet and long, high ridges from which vistas of the

More information

GREENWOOD VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

GREENWOOD VEGETATION MANAGEMENT APPENDIX G GREENWOOD VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PROJECT RECREATION RESOURCE REPORT Prepared by: Laurie A. Smith Supervisory Forester Stearns Ranger District Daniel Boone National Forest August 4, 2016 The

More information

DECISION MEMO. for Single-Track Mountain Bike Trail Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

DECISION MEMO. for Single-Track Mountain Bike Trail Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort DECISION MEMO for Single-Track Mountain Bike Trail Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Salt Lake County, Utah Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Salt Lake Ranger District DECISION AND RATIONALE I have reviewed

More information

Buford / New Castle Motorized Trail

Buford / New Castle Motorized Trail Buford / New Castle Motorized Trail Rifle Ranger District, White River National Forest Garfield County, Colorado Comments Welcome The Rifle Ranger District of the White River National Forest welcomes your

More information

Chattahoochee- Oconee National Forests. Decision Memo

Chattahoochee- Oconee National Forests. Decision Memo Page 1 of 6 USDA Forest Service Chattahoochee- Oconee National Forests Decision Memo Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests Home Page Recreation Information Forest History Forest Facts Forest Management

More information

Chetco River Kayaking Permit

Chetco River Kayaking Permit Preliminary Decision Memo USDA Forest Service Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Gold Beach Ranger District - Curry County, Oregon BACKGROUND A special use permit has been requested by Zachary Collier,

More information

USDA FOREST SERVICE, HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST Alger County, Michigan. Grand Island Primitive Cabins Project

USDA FOREST SERVICE, HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST Alger County, Michigan. Grand Island Primitive Cabins Project USDA FOREST SERVICE, HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST Alger County, Michigan I. INTRODUCTION Grand Island Primitive Cabins Project DECISION NOTICE and FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT This document describes my

More information

White Mountain National Forest Saco Ranger District

White Mountain National Forest Saco Ranger District United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service White Mountain National Forest Saco Ranger District 33 Kancamagus Highway Conway, NH 03818 Comm: (603) 447-5448 TTY: (603) 447-3121 File Code: 1950

More information

DESIGN FEATURES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SELECTED ALTERNATIVE

DESIGN FEATURES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SELECTED ALTERNATIVE -:::-= D DECISION NOTICE /FINDING OF No SIGNIFICANT IMPACT BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN CAT-SKI OUTFITTER AND GUIDE PERMIT BOUNDARY EXPANSION U.S. FOREST SERVICE PAYETTE NATIONAL FOREST NEW MEADOWS RANGER DISTRICT

More information

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Legislative History and Planning Guidance

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Legislative History and Planning Guidance Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Legislative History and Planning Guidance Legislation, Policy, and Direction Regarding National Scenic Trails The National Trails System Act, P.L. 90-543, was passed

More information

White Mountain National Forest Androscoggin and Evans Notch Ranger Districts

White Mountain National Forest Androscoggin and Evans Notch Ranger Districts United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service White Mountain National Forest Androscoggin and Evans Notch Ranger Districts 300 Glen Road Gorham, NH 03581-1399 Comm: (603) 466-2713 TTD: (603) 466-2856

More information

2015 YMCA Camp Onyahsa Financial Aid/Scholarship Application

2015 YMCA Camp Onyahsa Financial Aid/Scholarship Application 2015 YMCA Camp Onyahsa Financial Aid/Scholarship Application Scholarship Information: Scholarships are usually restricted to one Traditional session per child. Scholarship awards will be made beginning

More information

Project Planning, Compliance, and Funding

Project Planning, Compliance, and Funding Project Planning, Compliance, and Funding The plans above offer high level guidance to ensure that the A.T. is managed effectively as a whole unit in a decentralized management structure. Cooperative management

More information

White Mountain National Forest. Campton Day Use Area Development Project. Scoping Report. Prepared by the Pemigewasset Ranger District May 2013

White Mountain National Forest. Campton Day Use Area Development Project. Scoping Report. Prepared by the Pemigewasset Ranger District May 2013 White Mountain National Forest Campton Day Use Area Development Project United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Eastern Region Towns of Thornton and Campton, Grafton County, NH Scoping Report

More information

Sawtooth National Forest Fairfield Ranger District

Sawtooth National Forest Fairfield Ranger District United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Sawtooth National Forest Fairfield Ranger District P.O. Box 189 Fairfield, ID. 83327 208-764-3202 Fax: 208-764-3211 File Code: 1950/7700 Date: December

More information

Memo. Board of County Commissioners. FROM: Tamra Allen, Planner. Buford/New Castle Motorized Trail. Date: February 13, 2012

Memo. Board of County Commissioners. FROM: Tamra Allen, Planner. Buford/New Castle Motorized Trail. Date: February 13, 2012 Memo TO: Board of County Commissioners FROM: Tamra Allen, Planner RE: Buford/New Castle Motorized Trail Date: February 13, 2012 Overview The White River National Forest Rifle District Office ( RDO ) issued

More information

Draft Record of Decision

Draft Record of Decision United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service September 2014 Draft Record of Decision Oregon Dunes NRA Management Area 10 (C) Designated Routes Project Central Coast Ranger District-Oregon Dunes

More information

Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Alaska. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Alaska. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/30/2018 and available online at https://federalregister.gov/d/2018-18937, and on govinfo.gov [3411-15-P] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

More information

Wilderness Specialist s Report

Wilderness Specialist s Report United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service July 2009 Wilderness Specialist s Report Travel Management Rule EIS USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Prepared

More information

CHAPTER III: TRAIL DESIGN STANDARDS, SPECIFICATIONS & PERMITS

CHAPTER III: TRAIL DESIGN STANDARDS, SPECIFICATIONS & PERMITS CHAPTER III Trail Design Standards, Specifications & Permits This chapter discusses trail standards, preferred surface types for different activities, permits, and other requirements one must consider

More information

Wilderness Process #NP-1810: Your letter ID is NP September 5, 2018

Wilderness Process #NP-1810: Your letter ID is NP September 5, 2018 Wilderness Process #NP-1810: Your letter ID is NP-1810-2602-96 September 5, 2018 RE: GMUG Wilderness Evaluation Revised Evaluation Criteria and Draft Report Forest Revision Planning Team: The Continental

More information

Alternative 3 Prohibit Road Construction, Reconstruction, and Timber Harvest Except for Stewardship Purposes B Within Inventoried Roadless Areas

Alternative 3 Prohibit Road Construction, Reconstruction, and Timber Harvest Except for Stewardship Purposes B Within Inventoried Roadless Areas Roadless Area Conservation FEIS Summary Table S-1. Comparison of Key Characteristics and Effects by Prohibition Alternative. The effects summarized in this table A would occur in inventoried roadless areas

More information

Dodge Ridge Mountain Bike Trails (50375) Decision Memo

Dodge Ridge Mountain Bike Trails (50375) Decision Memo Dodge Ridge Mountain Bike Trails (5375) Decision Memo Stanislaus National Forest Summ Ranger District Tuolumne County, CA This decision memo provides documentation, pursuant to the National Environmental

More information

Coronado National Forest Santa Catalina Ranger District

Coronado National Forest Santa Catalina Ranger District United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Coronado National Forest Santa Catalina Ranger District File Code: 1950 Date: October 14, 2015 Dear Interested Party: The Santa Catalina Ranger District

More information

Resolution Shelter Removal and Site Plan Sargents Purchase Coos County, New Hampshire

Resolution Shelter Removal and Site Plan Sargents Purchase Coos County, New Hampshire United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service April 2011 Resolution Shelter Removal and Site Plan Sargents Purchase Coos County, New Hampshire Scoping Report Prepared By Saco Ranger District,

More information

2018 YMCA Camp Onyahsa Financial Aid / Scholarship Application

2018 YMCA Camp Onyahsa Financial Aid / Scholarship Application 2018 YMCA Camp Onyahsa Financial Aid / Scholarship Application Scholarship Information: Scholarships are usually restricted to one Traditional session per child. Scholarship awards will be made beginning

More information

Tahoe National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation

Tahoe National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation Tahoe National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation USDA Forest Service Tahoe National Forest February 20, 2015 Introduction The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture will prepare an Environmental

More information

National Forests and Grasslands in Texas

National Forests and Grasslands in Texas United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service National Forests and Grasslands in Texas Sam Houston NF 394 FM 1375 West New Waverly, Texas 77358 Phone 936-344-6205 Dear Friends, File Code: 1950

More information

10-11am. 12:30-1:30pm. Back County Support: Jacumba Old Hwy 80 "Highlands Senior Center" 9-11:30am

10-11am. 12:30-1:30pm. Back County Support: Jacumba Old Hwy 80 Highlands Senior Center 9-11:30am Back County Support: Boulevard 91905 39550 Old Hwy 80 Boulevard, CA 91905 "Outside Buidling next to the Post Office" 2nd Monday of each month (*except holidays*): January 9, February, March, April 10,

More information

Cascade River State Park Management Plan Amendment

Cascade River State Park Management Plan Amendment This document is made available electronically by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library as part of an ongoing digital archiving project. http://www.leg.state.mn.us/lrl/lrl.asp Cascade River State

More information

Rule Governing the Designation and Establishment of All-Terrain Vehicle Use Trails on State Land

Rule Governing the Designation and Establishment of All-Terrain Vehicle Use Trails on State Land Rule Governing the Designation and Establishment of All-Terrain Vehicle Use Trails on State Land 1.0 Authority 1.1 This rule is promulgated pursuant to 23 V.S.A. 3506. Section 3506 (b)(4) states that an

More information

Glacial Lakes State Park Management Plan Amendment Camper Cabin Development

Glacial Lakes State Park Management Plan Amendment Camper Cabin Development Glacial Lakes State Park Management Plan Amendment Camper Cabin Development Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Recreation November 2006 Glacial Lakes State Park Management

More information

Establishing a National Urban Park in the Rouge Valley

Establishing a National Urban Park in the Rouge Valley STAFF REPORT ACTION REQUIRED Establishing a National Urban Park in the Rouge Valley Date: March 29, 2012 To: From: Wards: Reference Number: Executive Committee Deputy City Manager, Cluster B All p:\2012\cluster

More information

Plumas National Forest Public Motorized Travel Management

Plumas National Forest Public Motorized Travel Management United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region R5-MB-189 August 2010 Plumas National Forest Public Motorized Travel Management Plumas, Lassen, Yuba, Butte and Sierra Counties;

More information

Williamson Rock/Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) Project EIS. Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.

Williamson Rock/Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) Project EIS. Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. [3411-15-P] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Angeles National Forest; Los Angeles County, CA Williamson Rock/Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) Project EIS AGENCY: ACTION: Forest Service,

More information

PROPOSED ACTION South 3000 East Salt Lake City, UT United States Department of Agriculture

PROPOSED ACTION South 3000 East Salt Lake City, UT United States Department of Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Salt Lake Ranger District 6944 South 3000 East Salt Lake City, UT 84121 801-733-2660 File Code: 1950/2300 Date:

More information

Procedure for the Use of Power-Driven Mobility Devices on Mass Audubon Sanctuaries 1 September 17, 2012

Procedure for the Use of Power-Driven Mobility Devices on Mass Audubon Sanctuaries 1 September 17, 2012 Procedure for the Use of Power-Driven Mobility Devices on Mass Audubon Sanctuaries 1 September 17, 2012 Background As part of Mass Audubon s mission to preserve the nature of Massachusetts for people and

More information

White Mountain National Forest

White Mountain National Forest White Mountain National Forest United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Eastern Region Greeley Ponds and Flume Brook Trail Repair Project Waterville Valley, Grafton County, NH Decision Notice

More information

TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST

TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-FOREST SERVICE Contact: Dennis Neill Phone: 907-228-6201 Release Date: May 17, 2002 SEIS Questions and Answers Q. Why did you prepare this

More information

Yard Creek Provincial Park. Management Plan

Yard Creek Provincial Park. Management Plan Yard Creek Provincial Park Management Plan Draft January 2010 Yard Creek Provincial Park Management Plan Approved by: telàlsemkin/siyam/chief Scott Benton Bill Williams Squamish Executive Director ation

More information

Whitefish Range Partnership Tentatively Approved by WRP 11/18/2013!Rec. Wilderness Page 1

Whitefish Range Partnership Tentatively Approved by WRP 11/18/2013!Rec. Wilderness Page 1 Whitefish Range Partnership Tentatively Approved by WRP 11/18/2013!Rec. Wilderness Page 1 Recommended Wilderness Background The Whitefish Range has a long management and legislative history associated

More information

Description of the Proposed Action for the Big Creek / Yellow Pine Travel Plan (Snow-free Season) and Big Creek Ford Project

Description of the Proposed Action for the Big Creek / Yellow Pine Travel Plan (Snow-free Season) and Big Creek Ford Project Description of the Proposed Action for the Big Creek / Yellow Pine Travel Plan (Snow-free Season) and Big Creek Ford Project Payette National Forest Krassel Ranger District Valley and Idaho Counties, Idaho

More information

Public Notice ISSUED: December 10, 2018 EXPIRES: January 9, 2019

Public Notice ISSUED: December 10, 2018 EXPIRES: January 9, 2019 APPLICANT: REFER TO: St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Rail Authority 2018-01942-ARC Public Notice ISSUED: December 10, 2018 EXPIRES: January 9, 2019 SECTION:404 - Clean Water Act 1. APPLICATION FOR

More information

ROAD AND TRAIL PROJECT APPROVAL

ROAD AND TRAIL PROJECT APPROVAL ROAD AND TRAIL PROJECT APPROVAL www.marincountyparks.org Marin County Parks, 3501 Civic Center Dr, Suite 260, San Rafael, CA 94903 DATE: July 12, 2017 PRESERVE: Gary Giacomini Open Space Preserve PROJECT:

More information

Hermosa Area Preservation The Colorado Trail Foundation 4/11/2008

Hermosa Area Preservation The Colorado Trail Foundation 4/11/2008 Hermosa Area Preservation The Colorado Trail Foundation 4/11/2008 Legend d o Tr ail NPA - National Protection Area ra NCA - National Conservation Area o e C Th The Colorado Trail lo FS inventoried Roadless

More information

Figure 1-Example of terracing from livestock

Figure 1-Example of terracing from livestock To: District Ranger Matt Janowiak April 3, 2016 P.O. Box 439, Bayfield, CO 81122 comments-rocky-mountain-san-juan-columbine@fs.fed.us From: Greg Warren Golden, CO 80401 Please consider the following comments

More information

Draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact

Draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact United States Department of Agriculture Draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact Zuni Mountain Trail Project Cibola National Forest, Mt Taylor Ranger District McKinley County & Cibola

More information

STREAKED HORNED LARK. Conservation of a threatened species in an industrial landscape. Cat Brown US Fish and Wildlife Service

STREAKED HORNED LARK. Conservation of a threatened species in an industrial landscape. Cat Brown US Fish and Wildlife Service STREAKED HORNED LARK Conservation of a threatened species in an industrial landscape Cat Brown US Fish and Wildlife Service HISTORICAL & CURRENT RANGE Streaked Horned Lark Distribution Historical Range:

More information

Appendix A Appendix A (Project Specifications) Auk Auk / Black Diamond (Trail 44) Reroute

Appendix A Appendix A (Project Specifications) Auk Auk / Black Diamond (Trail 44) Reroute Appendix A (Project Specifications) Auk Auk / Black Diamond (Trail 44) Reroute I. Proposed Action: This project proposes to reroute approximately 1,800 feet of a 50 inch wide trail, off of private property

More information

Stagecoach State Trail Master Plan

Stagecoach State Trail Master Plan Stagecoach State Trail Master Plan Minnesota Minnesota Department Department of of Natural Natural Resources Resources Parks and and Trails Trails Division Division Parks March March 2012 2012 The Minnesota

More information

Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Notice of Availability, Notice of Public

Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Notice of Availability, Notice of Public This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/20/2018 and available online at https://federalregister.gov/d/2018-08345, and on FDsys.gov [4910-13] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

More information

Proposed Action Kaibab Campground Capital Improvement Project September 2008

Proposed Action Kaibab Campground Capital Improvement Project September 2008 Background Kaibab Campground Capital Improvement Project September 2008 The Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest is proposing to improve the Kaibab Lake Campground. Kaibab Lake Campground

More information

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL 390 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN Phone (651) TDD (651)

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL 390 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN Phone (651) TDD (651) DATE: March 27, 2012 METROPOLITAN COUNCIL 390 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55101 Phone (651) 602-1000 TDD (651) 291-0904 TO: Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission FROM: Arne Stefferud, Planning

More information

Lassen National Forest Over-snow Vehicle Use Designation

Lassen National Forest Over-snow Vehicle Use Designation United States Department of Agriculture Over-snow Vehicle Use Designation Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement Volume II. Appendices Forest Service September 2017 Cover photo: Jonohey In accordance

More information

Deer Creek. Forest Plan Special Designations and Inventoried Roadless Area Report. Prepared by: Dan Gilfillan North Zone Recreation Staff.

Deer Creek. Forest Plan Special Designations and Inventoried Roadless Area Report. Prepared by: Dan Gilfillan North Zone Recreation Staff. Forest Plan Special Designations and Inventoried Roadless Area Report Prepared by: Dan Gilfillan North Zone Recreation Staff For: Bonner Ferry Ranger District Idaho Panhandle National Forest 8/28/2015

More information

Forestry Technician (Wilderness) GS

Forestry Technician (Wilderness) GS Bitterroot National Forest Forestry Technician (Wilderness) GS-0462-07 West Fork Ranger District DARBY, MONTANA The Bitterroot National Forest, West Fork Ranger District will soon be advertising a GS-0462-07

More information

1803 West Hwy 160 Monte Vista, CO (719) TTY (719)

1803 West Hwy 160 Monte Vista, CO (719) TTY (719) USDA Forest Service Rio Grande National Forest http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/riogrande 1803 West Hwy 160 Monte Vista, CO 81144 (719)852-5941 TTY (719)852-6271 USDI Bureau of Land Management San Luis Valley Center

More information

FS-14 Parachute. Packing Instructions. United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Technology & Development Program

FS-14 Parachute. Packing Instructions. United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Technology & Development Program United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Technology & Development Program 5700 Aviation June 1998 9857-2817-MTDC Revised June 1998 Packing Instructions FS-14 Parachute Pat Wilson Project

More information

Amendment of Restricted Areas R-3004A and R-3004B and Establishment of R-3004C;

Amendment of Restricted Areas R-3004A and R-3004B and Establishment of R-3004C; This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/25/2017 and available online at https://federalregister.gov/d/2017-20435, and on FDsys.gov 4910-13 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

More information

Limited English Proficiency Plan

Limited English Proficiency Plan Limited English Proficiency Plan City of Boulder City Boulder City Municipal Airport Title IV Program, 49 CFR 21 About The Airport Boulder City Municipal Airport (BVU) is the third busiest airport in the

More information

Silver Creek Plunge Campground Reconstruction

Silver Creek Plunge Campground Reconstruction Silver Creek Plunge Campground Reconstruction PROPOSED ACTION REPORT Emmett Ranger District Boise National Forest 1805 Highway 16, Room 5 Emmett, Idaho 83617 November 2009 Silver Creek Plunge Campground

More information

Lolo National Forest Plan Amendment #38

Lolo National Forest Plan Amendment #38 Lolo National Forest Plan Amendment #38 Welcome Creek Wilderness Opportunity Classes and Standards USDA Forest Service, Lolo National Forest Missoula Ranger District Granite County, Montana July 2012 I.

More information

COASTAL CONSERVANCY. Staff Recommendation June 5, 2008 GUALALA BLUFF TRAIL OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

COASTAL CONSERVANCY. Staff Recommendation June 5, 2008 GUALALA BLUFF TRAIL OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE COASTAL CONSERVANCY Staff Recommendation June 5, 2008 GUALALA BLUFF TRAIL OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE File No. 08-047-01 Project Manager: Deborah Hirst RECOMMENDED ACTION: Consideration and possible Conservancy

More information

Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact

Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact Steamboat Ski Area Summer Trails Project USDA Forest Service Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District Routt County,

More information

[Docket No. FAA ; Airspace Docket No. 15-ASO-11] Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Amendment of Class

[Docket No. FAA ; Airspace Docket No. 15-ASO-11] Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Amendment of Class This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/06/2016 and available online at http://federalregister.gov/a/2016-07782, and on FDsys.gov [4910-13] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

More information

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Butte Ranger District

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Butte Ranger District United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest 1820 Meadowlark Lane Butte, MT 59701 406 494-2147 File Code: 1950 Date: September 1, 2010 Dear Interested Party:

More information

[Docket No. FAA ; Airspace Docket No. 18-ASO-15] Amendment of Class E Airspace, Mountain City, TN; and Establishment of

[Docket No. FAA ; Airspace Docket No. 18-ASO-15] Amendment of Class E Airspace, Mountain City, TN; and Establishment of This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/21/2018 and available online at https://federalregister.gov/d/2018-25329, and on govinfo.gov [4910-13] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

More information

Flow Stand Up Paddle Board Parkway Plan Analysis

Flow Stand Up Paddle Board Parkway Plan Analysis Regional Parks Department Jeffrey R. Leatherman, Director County of Sacramento Divisions Administration Golf Leisure Services Maintenance Rangers Therapeutic Recreation Services Flow Stand Up Paddle Board

More information

White Mountain National Forest Androscoggin and Evans Notch Ranger Districts

White Mountain National Forest Androscoggin and Evans Notch Ranger Districts United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service White Mountain National Forest Androscoggin and Evans Notch Ranger Districts 300 Glen Road Gorham, NH 03581-1399 Comm: (603) 466-2713 TTD: (603) 466-2856

More information

United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service

United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service DECISION NOTICE AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT MT. HOUGH SOUTH PARK PROPOSED TRAILS SYSTEM PROJECT U.S. FOREST SERVICE, PLUMAS NATIONAL FOREST,

More information

Foreign Civil Aviation Authority Certifying Statements. AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

Foreign Civil Aviation Authority Certifying Statements. AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 02/22/2019 and available online at https://federalregister.gov/d/2019-02634, and on govinfo.gov [4910-13] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

More information

FS-14R Parachute Packing Instructions

FS-14R Parachute Packing Instructions United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Technology & Development Program 5700 Aviation June 2008 0857 2835P MTDC FS-14R Parachute Packing Instructions FS-14R Parachute Packing Instructions

More information