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Comments sought on OHV staging area in Mammoth

December 20, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service has released an environment assessment for a proposed OHV and “over-snow vehicle” staging area near Shady Rest in Mammoth. Comments will be accepted through Feb. 1. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service

Mammoth District Ranger Jon Regelbrugge has released the Environmental Assessment and draft Decision Notice for the Shady Rest Staging Area project kicking off a 45-day comment period.
The project proposes to build an over-snow vehicle and off-highway vehicle staging area along the Sawmill Cutoff Road near Mammoth Lakes. The staging area would include parking facilities for about 25 vehicles, a loading ramp and restroom facilities.
The project documents, including maps and responses to prior comments are available online at www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=38834 or can be requested at the Inyo National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Bishop or the Mammoth Welcome Center on Highway 203 in Mammoth Lakes.
A 45-day objection period begins with the publication of a Legal Notice in The Inyo Register (see Pg. 17 of today’s edition of The Inyo Register).
Objections to the decision will be accepted from anyone who has submitted related comments during scoping or the formal comment period.
Objections must be sent to Ed Armenta, Forest Supervisor, Inyo National Forest (Attn: Shady Rest), 351 Pacu Ln., Suite 200, Bishop, CA93514. Objections in electronic format may be submitted to objections-pacificsouthwest-inyo@fs.fed.us with Subject: “Shady Rest OHV/OSV Staging Area.”
See the Legal Notice in The Inyo Register or online for more details on submitting objections.
For additional information, call Forest Trail Program Coordinator Marty Hornick at (760) 873-2461.

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