Klamath Forest seeks input on Vehicle Use Maps

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

The Klamath National Forest is soliciting comments on improving its Motor Vehicle Use Map as part of the annual MVUM review cycle.

“The KNF maps became available in early January this year,” said Forest Supervisor Patty Grantham. “Our emphasis in 2013 has been to get the word out on the availability of the maps showing where motorized uses, and types of uses, can occur.

“As part of our continuing Motorized Travel Management process, we will review the maps annually and consider needed changes. Public comment is very important to identify suggested changes,” said Grantham.

Comments have been collected since implementation of the maps. Since the update is an on-going, annual process, there is no deadline to submit comments.

Comments received prior to Dec. 15 will be most helpful in considering changes to include in the 2014 maps.

“I am interested in receiving any and all comments regarding our maps,” said Grantham. “I am sure folks who’ve used the maps these past nine months have found errors on them, and we want to clean those up.

“In talking to various groups and individuals since the maps came out, I also know there are ideas on routes that should be added or changed and also on routes that should be deleted. We want to hear about those ideas,” said Grantham.

Comments may be submitted in a variety of ways.

• Leave a message with your comment on the Travel Management Information Line at 530-841-4597.

• Hard copy comment forms are available at all Klamath National Forest offices and online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5423782.pdf.

• Submit your comments directly into the travel management comment database by going to https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/CommentInput?project=42227.

• Individual letters or emails are also welcome and may be submitted to the Klamath National Forest, 1711 S. Main Street, Yreka, CA 96097, Attn.: Motorized Travel Management Update; or to klamathinfo@fs.fed.us.