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Department of Agriculture

USDA Forest Service

Medicine Bow - Routt National Forests

Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District

Routt County, CO

June 10, 2011

On June 10, 2011, Forest Supervisor Phil Cruz, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, signed the Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact to authorize new trail to be constructed and change the use of some existing trails on the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation's permitted area, near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Forest Supervisor selected Alternative 2, the Proposed Action - Modified from the Environmental Assessment for the Steamboat Ski Area Summer Bike Trails. The decision includes construction of new trails, changing use designations of trails, trail improvements including rerouting sections of existing trails, and road improvements to improve watershed condition. This decision complies with Forest Plan direction and all applicable laws and regulations.

This decision is subject to appeal under Federal regulations at 36 CFR Part 215. Notices of appeal that do not meet the content requirements of 36 CFR §215.14 or 36 CFR §251.90, as appropriate, will be dismissed. Names and addresses of appellants will become part of the public record.

Appeals filed under 36 CFR Part 215

Appeals filed under 36 CFR, Part 215, must be submitted (by regular mail) to: USDA Forest Service Region 2, Appeals Deciding Officer, 740 Simms Street, Golden, CO. 80401 or (by fax) to 303-275-5134. The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered appeals are 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Electronic appeals must be submitted in a format such as an email message, rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc) to appeals-rocky-mountain-regional-office@fs.fed.us.

Appeals, including attachments, must be filed within 45 days from the publication date of this notice in the Laramie Boomerang, the newspaper of record on June 14, 2011. The Laramie Boomerang, the newspaper of record, is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an appeal. Those wishing to appeal this decision should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. The notice of appeal must meet the appeal content requirements at 36 CFR 215.14.

The Decision Notice is available on the web at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/mbr/projects under "View a Listing of All Projects" then Steamboat Ski Area Summer Bike Trails.

Copies of the Decision Notice and Environmental Assessment are available upon request from the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, 925 Weiss Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, (970) 870-2299. For further information on this decision, please contact Kent Foster at (970) 870-2142.

Published June , 2011

Published in the Steamboat Pilot & Today

Publication Date: June 19, 2011

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Published in the Steamboat Pilot & Today Publication Date: June 19, 2011

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