The White River National Forest, Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, is preparing an environmental assessment for the Vail Intermountain Project. The proposal is to implement hazardous fuels and forest health treatments on approximately 316 acres of National Forest System lands between the Vail Ski Area boundary and Dowd Junction. The Forest Service intends to use the Healthy Forests Restoration (HFRA) Act to conduct the environmental analysis.
A public meeting to give notice of the project and provide information will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 22 at the West Vail Fire Station, 2399 N. Frontage Road W.
Specific written comments on the proposed project will be accepted for 30 calendar days following publication of a legal notice in the Vail Daily. Regulations prohibit extending the length of the comment period.
Comments must be submitted via mail, fax, electronically, or in person (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays) to: Cary Green, c/o Responsible Official David Neely, District Ranger, P.O. Box 190, 24747 US Highway 24, Minturn, CO 81645 FAX: (970) 827-9343. Electronic comments including attachments can be submitted to: https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public//CommentInput?Project=44884
Persons commenting should include: 1) name, address, telephone number, organization represented, if any; 2) title of project for which the comment is being submitted; and 3) specific facts and supporting reasons for the Responsible Official to consider.
More information including maps of the project area can be found on-line at: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44884.
Contact: Bill Kight, 970-949-3237