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Forest Service to issue supplemental draft for travel management plan

Daily Staff Report

GLENWOOD SPRINGS- The White River National Forest will be releasing a document between the draft and final versions of its travel management plan and environmental impact statement.

Forest planners have reviewed public comment gathered on the draft travel management plan released in late July. After discussing options that would allow the Forest to move forward with efforts to develop a quality plan for managing summer roads, trails and winter travel, Forest officials have decided additional public input is warranted through a supplemental draft.

The supplemental draft will:

o Include updated and corrected information to the original draft;

o Consider public comment received to date;

o Incorporate new information regarding additional management direction

and the results of an engineering safety study.

“The supplemental draft will allow an additional opportunity for the public to comment on where the Forest is heading with travel management, before a final version is issued,” said Forest Planner Wendy Haskins. “The supplemental draft will likely be released in late spring/early summer of 2007.”

For more information on the White River National Forest and the travel plan process, visit:

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