NRC South January Report - 31 Jan 2011
The Piute Mountains Travel Management Collaborative Planning has ended its public involvement phase. The Piute Mountains was omitted from the original Sequoia Travel Management as it was part of a Burn Area Recovery Unit. USFS engaged stakeholders to craft an alternative for that segment of their travel management planning. The proposed schedule calls for Sequoia NF to release a Notice of Intent to develop an Environmental Impact Statement for the travel management with a projected January 2012 completion date. A system of routes has been identified as a starting point for analysis. There is a possibility some routes will be omitted from the final EIS due to some issue that cannot be mitigated. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the draft which is expected to be released fall 2011.