LTBMU Seeks Public Scoping Comments on

96150 | 02/26/2021 | Ad id: 7-0000663433-01
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LTBMU Seeks Public Scoping Comments on the LTBMU Basin Wide Trails Analysis Project The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is seeking comments on the Proposed Action for the Basin Wide Trails Analysis Project. The purpose of this project is to update our trail and road system map to better meet the current need for e-bike access on National Forest lands, while protecting and maintaining highly valued scenery and natural resources. We propose altering our trail system map to allow Class 1 e-bikes on specific trails and clarifying trails where motorized access is permitted. Additionally, we propose upgrading road and trail crossings over streams and wet areas, installing interpretive and directional signs, and upgrading trailhead parking areas. To review the project. The project may be found on the LTBMU Projects web page at https://go.usa.gov/xmgxT (if link is not working, please copy into your browser). Or, you may go to our Forest home page under "Land & Resources Management" (left column), then "Projects". Once on the Projects web page, scroll down to the "Under Analysis" section and select "Basin Wide Trails Analysis." To review the proposed action and maps: On the "Basin Wide Trails Analysis" project web page, under Project Documents, select the "Scoping" tab. We will be hosting a virtual public meeting to present the proposed action on Mar 10, 2021 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada). Please register in advance for the meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R5CPJov3TPueql0LK-cIWg. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. How to Comment and Timeframe This project is in the initial (scoping) stage of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis. This scoping notice is intended to provide those interested in or affected by this project with an opportunity to make their concerns known. If you have information the Forest Service may not be aware of, or feel you have issues (points of dispute, debate, or disagreement) regarding potential effects of the Proposed Action, please provide comments using one of the methods described below. Written and electronic comments concerning this project will be most helpful if they are submitted by Sunday, March 28th, 2021 at 11:59pm. Your comments and contact information will be considered part of the public record and may be available for public inspection. We are planning to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action, subject to the 36 CFR 218 Administrative Review process. Only individuals or entities who have submitted their name, address, email and phone number with their substantive comments during an official comment period will be eligible to file an objection later regarding this project. Electronic Comments: On the individual project page, under the righthand column heading "Get Connected", click on "Comment / Object on Project" and follow instructions there. All comments must be either written or typed (verbal comments are not accepted). Please follow the instructions carefully at the above link to determine the kind of comments most useful to help us with this project. Postal mail comments should go to: Mike Gabor, Basin Wide Trails Analysis project, LTBMU, 35 College Dr., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, hand-delivered letters will not be accepted at any Forest Service office at this time. Electronic comments must be submitted through the comment form on the project website. For further information regarding this Proposed Action, contact Mike Gabor at Email Me. Publication: February 26, 2021 Ad #0000663433