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Forest travel plan delayed

Aspen Times Staff
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” The release of a plan that will dictate use on 4,800 miles of official and bandit trails and roads in the White River National Forest has been delayed until at least 2008.

The U.S. Forest Service, which has worked on the plan for 6 1/2 years, said additional time is necessary to get the document right. A draft travel management plan was released in July 2006 for public review. The agency’s goal was to react to public comments about that plan, then release a supplemental draft in summer 2007 that incorporated some of the suggestions.

The agency didn’t meet its self-imposed deadline. A letter mailed this month to people interested in the process said the revised goal is to release the supplemental plan at an undefined time for additional review and comment before a final travel plan is released in 2008.

“The result will be a simplified approach aimed at showing the legal travel system,” the notice said.

For more on the delay, see Friday’s Aspen Times.


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