Monday, May 16, 2011 — The Forest Service announced a series of public meetings to discuss the proposed Colorado Roadless Rule. More information and the schedule of the public information meetings is available here:
All of the Stay The Trail messages regarding responsible and ethical recreation on public lands are directly linked to, and often dependent on, the underlying land management and environmental statutes and regulations. These laws and regulations are not static and change over time. It is important for everyone who enjoys the public lands to be aware of the ebb and flow of these dynamic processes and how they affect each person’s recreation experience.
Regional Forester Rick Cables and Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Mike King, announced this week the availability of the proposed Colorado Roadless Rule and revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement for public comment. The proposed rule reflects the interests of thousands of people across Colorado and the country who contributed to the development of the Colorado Roadless Rule since it was initiated by a Governor’s task force in 2005.
The proposed Colorado Roadless Rule and Revised DEIS are available for review and comment online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/coroadlessrule until July 14, 2011. Also, visit the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region web site for more information at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/r2. Awareness and participation by all user groups and individuals in the rule making process can lead to better overall land management decisions.