Latest News – August 31

Ranger Proposes 10 Year Lease to Nordic Center

The Leadville Ranger District of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests is proposing to issue a 10 year special use permit to Tennessee Pass Nordic Center for the purpose of grooming 9 miles of Nordic ski trails and maintaining 3.7 miles of single-track snowshoe trails on National Forest System lands near Tennessee Pass.

The Leadville Ranger District of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests is proposing to issue a 10 year special use permit to Tennessee Pass Nordic Center located out at Ski Cooper. Photo: Leadville Today.

The Leadville Ranger District of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests is proposing to issue a 10 year special use permit to Tennessee Pass Nordic Center located out at Ski Cooper. Photo: Leadville Today.

The trails are located in Lake County, Secs. 11, 14, 15, & 23, T. 8 S., F. 80 W., 6th Principal Meridian, as shown on the maps found online: HERE

The current authorization for grooming these trails expires December 31, 2015.

The issuance of this permit is consistent with categorical exclusion 36 CFR 220.6(e)(15): Issuance of a new special use authorization for a new term to replace an existing or expired special use authorization when the only changes are administrative.

The President’s council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) requires that agencies request comments from the public. This opportunity to comment provides the public an opportunity to provide meaningful input prior to the decision on projects and activities related to implementing land and resource management plans.

US_ForestServiceComments may be submitted by email in word (.doc), rich text format (.rtf), text (.txt), or portable document format (.pdf) to mlmueggler@fs.fed.us. Please be as specific as possible in expressing your comments so they can be effectively addressed. Comments received, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record for this project, and will be available for public inspection.

Alternatively, written comments may be submitted to: Leadville Ranger District, Attn: Michelle Mueggler, 810 Front Street, Leadville, CO 80461.The comment period ends September 28, 2015. For more information contact Michelle Mueggler at (719) 486-7409  or  mlmueggler@fs.fed.usThank you for caring about your National Forest!

 

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