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The Sawtooth National Forest in Idaho just released its decision on Over Snow Travel Management on the Fairfield Ranger District. That information can be found at: 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/nfs/11558/www/nepa/67251_FSPLT3_4525465.pdf

The Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho is currently undergoing a Forest Plan Revision.

The Plan Development Phase is underway. 

Plan Initiation Workshops were held and they introduced their Plan Initiation Package and provided updates on the Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers processes.

A recorded version of which can be viewed at:  

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/scnf/landmanagement/planning/?cid=fseprd544724

They are seeking feedback on the Evaluation Phase of the process. Feedback will be most helpful if received by Jan. 31, 2019.

More info can be found at:  

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/scnf/landmanagement/planning/?cid=fseprd544724

On Jan. 2, the GMUG in Colorado will publish the draft Wild and Scenic Rivers Eligibility Report for a 30-day comment period.

Through the review of Eligibility Report, input will be requested on which rivers and streams should be considered eligible for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System (NWSRS). Eligibility is the first of the three-step Wild and Scenic River process, each step of which includes opportunities for public engagement. While only Congress can designate segments as Wild and Scenic Rivers, plan revision plays an important role in which segments are considered.

For additional information: 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/gmug/landmanagement/planning

Have you scheduled a ride with your District Rangers this winter? Now is the time to get it on their calendar. It's your opportunity to show them your priorities and how your snowmobile club and state association are involved.  And it's your opportunity to hear from them on their priorities and plans.

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