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BLM seeks feedback on recreation, public access in the Wood River Valley

Blaine County
Posted at 10:20 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 12:20:42-04

If you live and recreate in the Wood River Valley, the Bureau of Land Management wants to hear from you.

The BLM is asking the public to review and provide input on an Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzes recreation and public access in the Wood River Valley.

The overall purpose of the EA is to consider expanding trail-based recreation and camping opportunities. Specifically, it examines the construction of trails, trailheads and campsite roads, changing existing trail designations and modifying seasonal OHV and temporary restrictions.

You have until Aug. 21, 2020 to weigh in.

“We encourage every community member to take some time to read and comment on this EA,” said Codie Martin, Shoshone Field Manager. “Public participation on this project is important to ensure all user groups are represented.”

The EA, titled DOI-BLM-ID-T030-2020-0015-EA, can be viewed on the BLM NEPA Register website.

Written comments can be submitted online at the NEPA Register site; mailed to the BLM Shoshone Field Office at 400 West F St., Shoshone, ID 83352; or emailed to blm_id_shoshoneoffice@blm.gov.

Before including personally identifiable information in comments, keep in mind the entire comment may be made publicly available.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or questions. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.