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Nov 11, 2017

#Pinedale #WY: Comments Needed re: Draft Record of Decision for the Upper Green Grazing Project



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I received the following email from Mr. Hoelscher and he gave permission to blog his email message; please note the attached document. Please share this notice, especially with subject matter experts. There is a relatively short comment period - limited to certain people according to the third paragraph? - once the notice is published in the Casper Star Tribune. Click to view attachment in pdf:
Draft Record of Decision for the Upper Green Grazing Rangeland Project

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Hoelscher, Rob -FS <rhoelscher@fs.fed.us>
Date: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 3:21 PM
Subject: Draft Record of Decision for the Upper Green Grazing Project
To:

Today I signed the draft Record of Decision (ROD) and released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Upper Green Grazing Project, and I have attached a copy of the signed ROD in this email.

The draft decision selects a modified Alternative 3. Under this decision, livestock grazing would continue to be authorized on all six allotments, using livestock management strategies designed to sustain rangeland and riparian resource conditions where desired conditions are being met and improve resource conditions where a gap between existing conditions and desired conditions has been identified.  The EIS is available online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=3049. The Notice of Availability (NOA) of the FEIS will be published in the Federal Register in late October, 2017.

The draft decision is subject to the objection process. Once the legal notice of the availability of the draft ROD is published in the Casper Star-Tribune, there will be a 45-day objection period. Objections will be accepted only from persons who have previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project during scoping and other designated opportunity to comment. Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted written comments regarding the proposed project unless based on new information arising after designated opportunities to comment.

Written objections, including any attachments, must be sent via regular mail, fax, email, hand-delivery, or express delivery within 45 days following the publication date of the legal notice in the Casper Star-Tribune to: Objection Reviewing Officer, PO Box 1888, 340 N. Cache, Jackson, WY 83001 or the email address for filing objections:  objections-intermtn-regional-office@fs.fed.us (36 CFR 218.7)

Paper copies of the document are available for public viewing during normal business hours at the Front Desk of the Bridger-Teton Pinedale Ranger District at 29 East Fremont Lake Road in Pinedale, WY. Copies are also available by contacting Dave Booth, Interdisciplinary Team Co-leader at 307-367-4326 or dbooth@fs.fed.us


Rob Hoelscher
District Ranger
Forest Service
Bridger-Teton National Forest,
Pinedale Ranger District
PO Box 220
Pinedale, WY 82941
www.fs.fed.us
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