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Mad Rabbit Trails Project #50917

Proposed trails changes and/or new trails construction, mostly in the Rabbit Ears Pass and Rocky Peak areas.

The Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District has released the environmental assessment, finding of no significant impact, and draft decision notice for the Mad Rabbit Trails project to improve recreational opportunities near the community of Steamboat Springs. Through multiple community and stakeholder conversations, the Forest Service has identified opportunities to decommission non-system trails and develop a sustainable trail network that meets a wide range of user abilities while minimizing impacts to natural resources. The project is located on National Forest System lands north and east of the town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in Routt, Grand, and Jackson counties. The draft decision notice and supporting documentation including the environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact are available on the project website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/mbr/?project=50917 or by request at the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears district office at 925 Weiss Drive, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487.

This draft decision notice is subject to the pre-decisional objection process pursuant to 36 CFR Part 218, subparts A and B. Only individuals or organizations who submitted timely and specific written comments (218.2) about this project during designated opportunities for public comment are eligible to file an objection in accordance with 218.5. Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted timely, specific written comments regarding the proposed project unless based on new information arising after designated comment opportunities (218.8(c)). The burden is on the objector to demonstrate compliance with this requirement for objection issues. The objection must contain the minimum content requirements specified in 218.8(d). Incorporation of documents by reference is permitted only as provided in 218.8(b).

The opportunity to object ends 45 days following the date of publication of the legal notice in the newspaper of record, the Steamboat Pilot. Written objections must be postmarked or received during this time period. The publication date in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection, and those wishing to object should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. The 45-day time period is computed using calendar days, including Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays. When the time period expires on a Saturday, Sunday or federal holiday, the time is extended to the end of the next federal working day. The regulations prohibit time extensions per 218.6(d). It is the objector's responsibility to ensure timely filing of a written objection with the reviewing officer. All objections are available for public inspection during and after the objection process. If no objections are filed within the 45-day time period, the final decision may be signed on but not before the 5th business day following the end of the objection filing period.

Comments may be sent to:

Russell Bacon
Reviewing Officer
Attn: Objections
USDA Forest Service
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland
2468 Jackson Street Laramie, WY 82070-6535

or by fax at 307-745-2398

The District values public participation. Communications from the public regarding this project, including names and contact information, will become part of the public record.


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 Kilinski, Tom  09/28/20232 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Robinson, John  09/27/20231 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Freiberger, Harriet  09/27/20231 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Ferguson, Bridget and Paul  09/27/20231 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Carlton, Will  09/27/20231 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Stickler, Robert Timberline Trailriders, Inc.09/27/2023743 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Randall, Bob Keep Routt Wild09/26/20238.78 MB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Mueller, Megan Rocky Mountain Wild09/25/20235 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Sasak, Mariane  09/25/20231 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Copa, Aryeh  09/25/202351 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Miller, Diane Northwest Colorado Chapter, Great Old Broads for Wilderness09/25/20231 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Wiedel, Luke  09/25/20234 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 O NEILL, SUZANNE Colorado Wildlife Federation, Inc.09/25/2023152 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Meyer, Eric  09/25/202369 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Perricone, Gaspar Colorado Wildlife Conservation Project09/25/2023339 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 McCaulley, Marilyn and Mark  09/24/20235 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Keeffe, Alan  09/24/20231.52 MB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Smith, Rocky  09/24/202312.17 MB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Beauregard, Cedar  09/22/20232 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Gibbs, Dan State of Colorado, Department of Natural Resources09/22/2023599 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Reed, Anne  09/21/20231 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Smilkstein, Daniel  09/21/20231 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Weiss, Tanya  09/21/20231 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Elliott, Dan  09/20/20231 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
 Brower, Diane  09/20/20235 KB [id:5290]Objection () (Total Letters: 89)
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