[Federal Register: July 17, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 138)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - Forest Service

Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico, Motorized Travel Management Plan

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SUMMARY: The Santa Fe National Forest (Forest) will prepare an environmental impact statement to designate a system of roads, trails, and areas open to motorized travel by class of vehicle and time of year, in accordance with the Agency's 2005 Travel Management Rule. As part of the proposal, the Forest will also address the use of motor vehicles for dispersed camping and big game retrieval. Once a decision is made about which roads, trails, and areas will be open to motorized use, motorized travel off the designated system will be prohibited. The designated roads, trails, and areas will be published on a motor vehicle use map, which will serve as the primary tool for compliance and enforcement.
    This notice summarizes the proposal, opportunities for public participation, decisions to be made, and estimated dates for publication of documents associated with the project.

DATES: Comments about the proposal should be submitted within 45 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Forest expects to publish the draft environmental impact statement in June 2009 and the final environmental impact statement in September 2009. For public meeting dates, refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Julie Bain, Project Leader, Santa Fe National Forest Travel Management Planning, 1474 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Fax comments to (505) 438-7834. Send electronic comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ``Travel Management'' in the subject line. Electronic attachments must be in one of the following formats: .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    Process Information: Julie Bain, Project Leader, Santa Fe National Forest, at (505) 438-7829 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    Technical Information: Diane Taliaferro, Recreation Program Manager, Santa Fe National Forest, at (505) 438-7823 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    The proposed action, maps, and other pertinent information about this project can be found on the Forest's Web site: http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/sfe/travelmgt/index.html.

 

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