Working drafts of the first two chapters of the United States Forest Service (USFS), Pike and San Isabel (PSI) National Forests Public Motor Vehicle Use, DRAFT Environmental Impact Study (EIS) have been posted to the USFS’s project website (http://www.psitravelmanagement.org/scoping-results/). Working drafts of Chapter 1 (Purpose and Need for Action) and Chapter 2 (Alternatives, Including the Proposed Action) are now available for public review. Tabular Summaries or spreadsheets listing each alternative and the recommended action (e.g., close, keep as is, decommission, etc.) for each and every motorized route within the PSI is also provided on the project website (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57754b452994ca3f91e9085e/t/5ad62b8e0e2e724d1f5a1752/1523985302218/180417PSI_PublicMotorVehicleUSeDEIS_DraftActionAlts_RoadsTrails.pdf).
Enthusiasts and persons interested in preserving public multiple-use and motorized access to roads and trails in the PSI should review these documents and carefully review the different alternatives (A through E) and the associated recommended action(s) for each of their favorite roads, routes and trails. The TPA expects the next public comment period to commence early in 2019 after the entire DRAFT EIS is released for public review and comment. Enthusiasts and person interested in preserving public motorized access are encouraged to begin preparing their written comments now based upon this preliminary information being provided by the USFS.
The TPA will issue additional alerts as more information becomes available. For reference and information, the TPA’s previously submitted Scoping Phase comments are available here: (https://www.coloradotpa.org/2016/09/07/pike-san-isabel-national-forest-travel-management-eis/)