Inyo National Forest to hold Route Designation
Workshop - September 30
California and Nevada Recreationists!
The Inyo National Forest just announced they
will be hosting a Transportation System Route
Designation Workshop to be held Saturday,
September 30, from 10:00 to 3:00, at the First
United Methodist Church, 205 N. Fowler Street in
Bishop. This workshop is part of the
ongoing 5-Step Route Designation Process and
will cover a number of different topics.
As you know, the FS published a new rule
requiring the agency to formally designate a
system of roads, trails and areas where
motorized vehicle use would be allowed. The Inyo
NF is one of the 154 National Forests currently
going through the process of developing a
Designated Transportation System. Forest Service
regulation and other laws require the agency to
conduct the planning process in collaboration
with the public to help design that designated
The workshop will begin at 10:00 with a
presentation on the Route Designation process.
There will be plenty of opportunity for
questions and answers during the workshop. Paper
copy maps, as well as CDs of all mapped and
inventoried routes, will be available to view
and work on at the Workshop.
The Forest Service is currently looking for
specific route information, concerns,
opportunities and other thoughts the public
might have on what a Designated Transportation
System should look like.
The workshop will be broken up into a variety
of segments, all of which will be held at least
twice. People who only want to
participate in the morning or the afternoon
session will be able to do so.
Anyone wanting or needing more time can stay for
the full day from 10:00 to 3:00. A light lunch
will be served at 12:00.
A full schedule of the rotating sessions and
discussions that will be held that day is
available on the Inyo National Forest website at
An Environmental Analysis (EA) of all
proposed new additions to the existing
transportation system, as well as any proposed
closures of existing system routes will be
conducted during the next year. The
Designated Transportation System will be
completed with the publication of their maps by
the end of 2008.
This is a critical time in the process, and
your recreational use of the Inyo National
Forest is at stake, it is imperative you get
involved now. You need to let the Forest Service
Officials know what you want in the new Travel
For additional information on the workshop
you can contact Nancy Upham, Public Affairs
Officer at (760) 873-2427 or by email to
PLEASE IF YOU RECREATE IN THE INYO NATIONAL
FORESTS GET INVOLVED NOW!
As always, if you have any questions or
concerns please contact BRC.
Thanks in advance for your involvement,
Public Lands Director
208-237-1008 ext 102