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COLORADO - Colorado Roadless Rule Public Meetings Announced

Dear BRC Alert Subscriber,

Last April, BRC blasted the news that the US Forest Service released the Proposed Colorado Roadless Rule for a 90-day public comment period, which ends on July 14, 2011.

See our alert here: FS Releases New Proposed Colorado Roadless Rule And DEIS

We just began reviewing the documents, but we want you to know that both BRC and COHVCO (Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition) will be detailing their best legal brainpower to looking at any possible impacts to recreational access.

We received word from the Forest Service that they will host a series of nine public meetings throughout Colorado and in Washington, DC in order for the public to learn more about the Rule. (See schedule of meeting dates and venues below)

The three basic purposes for these meetings are to: 1) increase public understanding about the proposed rule, 2) explain how input gathered from the public during the previous comment periods was incorporated into the rule, and 3) respond to questions from the public.

Keep in mind these are informational meetings and not really the best opportunity to submit your comments. Stay tuned to BRC and COHVCO for future information and comment suggestions.

Although registration is not required to attend, the FS is asking people to please register for the meetings to help assist in planning. Please register for these meetings at http://coroadless.eventbrite.com.

As always, please call with questions or concerns.

Brian Hawthorne

Public Lands Policy Director

BlueRibbon Coalition

208-237-1008 ext 102

COLORADO - Colorado Roadless Rule Public Meetings Announced

The proposed rule, associated documents, and additional information about the rule development process can be found on the Forest Service Colorado Roadless website at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/coroadlessrule.

Please feel free to call 303-275-5567 or email roadless_rule_questions@fs.fed.us with any questions about the rule or the public meetings.

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

Associated Unit

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:00 - 6:00pm

Regional Office

740 Simms St

Golden, CO


Thursday, May 19, 2011 6:00 - 8:00pm

CSU Pueblo

Occhiato University Center,

West Ballroom (109A), Second floor

2200 Bonforte Blvd

Pueblo, CO Pike-San Isabel National Forests; Cimarron-Comanche National Grasslands Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6:00 - 8:00pm

Forest Service Office

925 Weiss Dr.

Steamboat Springs, CO

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests; Thunder Basin National Grassland Thursday, May 26, 2011 6:00 - 8:00pm

Supervisor's Office

2150 Centre Ave, Building E

Fort Collins, CO

Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests; Pawnee National Grassland

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 10:00am - noon

Hamilton Crowne Plaza

Shriners Room

14th and K Street, NW

Washington, DC Nation-wide Tuesday, June 7, 2011 5:30 - 7:30pm

Monte Vista High School

349 Prospect Avenue

Monte Vista, CO Rio Grande National Forest Wednesday, June 8, 2011 5:30 - 8:30pm

Community Recreation Center

2700 Main Avenue

Durango, CO San Juan National Forest Wednesday, June 15, 2011 6:30 - 9:00pm

Montrose Pavilion

1800 Pavilion Dr.

Montrose, CO Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, & Gunnison National Forests and Manti-La Sal National Forest Thursday, June 16, 2011 5:30 - 7:30pm

Community Center

100 Wulfsohn Rd.

Glenwood Springs, CO White River National Forest IMPORTANT NOTE:

While the meetings may help attendees make more informed comments, oral comments will not be recorded at the meetings. Nor will the agency be recording the meetings for inclusion in the rulemaking record. This format is based on input received from a diversity of stakeholders on how best to design public meetings. As with any rulemaking process, attendees wishing to provide comments for the record will need to submit them in writing and will have the opportunity to do so at the meetings.

To be considered, written comments need to be submitted:

Electronically at www.regulations.gov Mail hard copy to Colorado Roadless Rule/EIS, P.O. Box 1919, Sacramento, CA 95812 Emailed to COComments@fsroadless.org Fax to 916-456-6724 - Please identify your written comments by mentioning Colorado Roadless Rule on the cover sheet or the first page.

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