Saint Vrain Forest Health Project #61372

Commenting on This Project

The Left Hand Watershed Center in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service developed an overview Story Map for the St. Vrain Forest Health Partnership and Project. The Story Map will be periodically updated as the project progresses through environmental analysis and into implementation.  

The Forest Service released the proposed action documents for public review beginning on May 25, 2022. On June 2, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. MDT, the Left Hand Watershed Center and St. Vrain Forest Health Partnership hosted a public webinar and Q&A session in coordination with the Forest Service to provide community members with an opportunity to learn about what is being proposed and how to comment on that proposal.  A recording of the webinar is available on the Story Map.

Comment Period 

Legal Notices of the Opportunity to Comment on this project's proposed actions were published on June 8, 2022 in the Daily Camera and the Coloradoan; the newspapers of record. 

To be the most helpful, comments provided should be within the scope of the proposed action or suggest alternatives, have a direct relationship to the proposed plan or alternatives and must include supporting reasons for the responsible official to consider. Examples could include suggested modifications or corrections to the information in the proposed action, missing environmental or socioeconomic information not already identified in the proposed action, new information about laws, regulations, or guidance that apply to forest management, missing scientific research or errors in the Forest Service’s rationale, and points in the proposal that are confusing or hard to understand.

Starting on June 8, 2022, the Forest Service’s Comment Analysis and Response Application (CARA) web comment form on this page will be available for submitting comments.  All comments must be received prior to 11:59 p.m. July 8 to be considered as part of the project record.

The Forest Service values public participation. Communications from the public regarding this project, including commenters' names and contact information, will become part of the public record. Comments, including anonymous comments, will be accepted at any time. However, comments posted after the close of a designated comment period may not be able to be given full consideration. Anonymous comments and comments submitted after the close of the final designated comment period will not provide the commenter standing for administrative review. Comments, or in some cases other expressions of interest, along with respondent's contact information, submitted during the comment period may be necessary to establish a respondent's eligibility to participate in an administrative review for this proposed action. Interested members of the public should review the proposal's information to determine the applicable administrative review process and the eligibility requirements for that process.

  • The date of the legal notice of opportunity to comment on this proposed action is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period.
  • For proposals to be documented with an Environmental Assessment, the legal notice announcing the comment period appears in the Newspaper of Record.

Submitting Comments

If you wish to submit a comment, please send it to:

Kevin McLaughlin
Boulder Ranger District
2140 Yarmouth Avenue , Boulder, CO, 80301