The Pike and San Isabel National Forests (PSI) cover over 2 million acres in central Colorado, including 20 of the state’s peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation. The PSI maintains roughly 2,500 miles of roads and trails across this rugged terrain and is in the process of determining how many of these routes will be open to motorized vehicles.

 

TRAVEL MANAGEMENT EIS

As a result of a 2015 settlement agreement, the PSI is considering which roads and trails should be open to public motorized vehicle use. The NEPA process began on July 25, 2016 with publication of a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS

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SCOPING REPORT IS COMPLETE!

The scoping comment period resulted in 1280 submittals that generated 3870 unique comments. A report summarizing this input has been approved by the PSI and is available here for review by the public .

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DATA AND MAPS

Plaintiffs in the 2015 settlement agreement identified certain routes where motorized vehicle use is contested across the PSI. Scoping for the EIS identified four alternatives for travel management and motorized vehicle use on the PSI. 

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PROVIDE COMMENTS

As part of the travel management DEIS, the PSI is seeking input from individuals and organizations who can provide comments related to the nature and scope of the environmental, social, and economic issues, and possible alternatives. 

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