Caribou-Targhee National Forest Travel Plan Draft Environmental Impact by tzm16628

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									NEWS RELEASE
USDA Forest Service
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
1405 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Contact: Deb Tiller / Lynn Ballard
DATE: March 25, 2005                         Phone: 208-524-7500
05-15


    Caribou-Targhee National Forest
               Travel Plan
  Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Idaho Falls, ID: The Caribou-Targhee National Forest will be releasing the Draft
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Caribou Travel Plan Revision on April
1, 2005. The DEIS for revising the Caribou Travel Plan incorporates new access
direction identified in the Revised Caribou Forest Plan (RFP), completed in 2003.

The DEIS and supporting documents will be mailed and posted on our website,
www.fs.fed.us/r4/caribou-targhee, on April 1, 2005. The forest will host a series of open
houses to discuss the DEIS and to gather public comment on the analysis.

The 45-day comment period for the review of the DEIS and submission of comments
ends May 16, 2005.

The Travel Plan will provide direction for motorized travel on a portion of the Caribou-
Targhee National Forest’s three ranger districts, Westside (Pocatello and Malad), Soda
Springs, and Montpelier.
The meetings times will be from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on the following dates and at the
following locations:


April 5, 2005         Afton, Wyoming         Afton City Hall, 416 S. Washington
April 6, 2005         Fort Hall, Idaho       Fort Hall Business Center

April 7, 2005         Pocatello, Idaho       Westside Ranger District, 4350 Cliffs Drive

April 11, 2005        Soda Springs, Idaho Tigert Middle School, 250 East, 2nd South

April 19, 2005        Malad, Idaho           Westside Ranger District, 195 S.300 W.

April 20, 2005        Preston, Idaho         Robinson Building - Fairgrounds.

April 21, 2005        Montpelier, Idaho      Bear Lake County Fairgrounds-Allred Bld

The meetings will be in an open house format. ID Team members will be available to
discuss your concerns regarding the analysis and preferred alternatives. We encourage
you to take this opportunity to learn more about travel management on the Caribou-
Targhee National Forest and future management proposed in the Caribou Travel Plan
Revision DEIS. Your comments are important to us and could make a difference in the
final decision.

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