River District Ranger Mark Booth has issued a Finding of No
Impact with selection of Alternative 3 as modified in response to
public comment of the Clear/Crazy Designated Motorized Trail System as
described in the
Clear/Crazy Designated Motorized Trail System Environmental Assessment.
The selected alternative provides over 200 miles of designated Off
Highway Vehicle (OHV)
routes including open roads and designated open trails. Four loops have
and Staging areas identified for OHV users.
This decision will implement travel management on approximately 88,000
acres in the southeast portion of the Bighorn National Forest all
County, Wyoming. About 14 miles of OHV trail will be added connecting a
of roads and trails throughout the area and providing loops that
requested. Cross country motorized travel will be prohibited by this
decision in the project
area. Approximately 8 miles of roads which are parallel to streams or
important wildlife habitat will be decommissioned to reduce
sedimentation, improve water
quality, and to provide wildlife security areas. Approximately 10 miles
will be converted from open for motorized use to non-motorized use
only. The associated
Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact are available on
Bighorn National Forest web page at http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/bighorn/
from Craig Cope – Team Leader, Powder River Ranger District, 1415 Fort
36 CFR 215 appeal regulations dated June 4, 2003 apply to this project.
Legal notice of this decision will appear in the Casper Star-Tribune.
be postmarked or received no later than 45 days after the publication
of the legal
notice in the Casper Star-Tribune, as specified in 36 CFR 215.15. It is
of appellants to ensure that their appeal is received in a timely
manner. William T.
Bass, Forest Supervisor, is the Appeal Deciding Officer for this
For additional information about this project, the appeal process, or
to receive a copy of the Environmental Assessment contact:
Craig Cope – Team Leader
Powder River Ranger District, Bighorn National Forest
1415 Fort Street
Buffalo, WY 82834 Phone: 307-684-7806