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October 15, 2011
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Forest Service releases Tenmile recpath environmental assessment

Summit County Government's Tenmile recpath proposal has been undergoing Forest Service scrutiny, and the environmental assessment (EA) is now available for public comment. Comments can be submitted throughout the rest of the month. The Tenmile recpath would be located on the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest adjacent to Copper Mountain. Summit County recpaths are operated under special use permits with the Forest Service. The preferred alternative for the project is the second one, which includes paving a recreation path that would connect the existing path to the Highway 91/Copper Road intersection and Highway 91 south of Copper Mountain's parking areas. Specific elements of Alternative 2 are described in detail in Chapter 2 of the EA. Submit written comments via mail, email, fax or in person to: Scott Fitzwilliams, Forest Supervisor, c/o Shelly Grail Braudis, P.O. Box 620, Silverthorne, CO 80498. The fax number is (970) 468-7735. Electronic comments must be submitted in a simple format to comments-rocky-mountain-white-river-eastzone@fs.fed.us. For appeal eligibility, comments must have an identifiable name attached or verification of identity will be required. A scanned signature may serve as verification on electronic comments. Copies of the EA are available for review at the Summit County Public Library in Frisco, the forest supervisor's office in Glenwood Springs, the Dillon Ranger District Office, and on the White River National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver (navigate to Land & Resources Management, then Projects). Contact Shelly Grail Braudis at sgrail@fs.fed.us or (970) 262-3484 for more information.

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