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Interim rule suspending road construction in unroaded areas of National Forest System land

Interim rule suspending road construction in unroaded areas of National Forest System land

environmental assessment.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office, Rocky Mountain Research Station [distributor, 1999] in [Washington, D.C.], Fort Collins, CO .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forest roads -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Forest reserves -- United States -- Management,
  • Environmental impact analysis -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Forest Service. Washington Office., Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSD389 .I58 1999
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17596708M
    LC Control Number99199569
    OCLC/WorldCa44803039

    Construction and Trees: Guidelines for Protection • FNRW. ee dripline one. Dripline of the tree. crushing, sufocation or poisoning can result in slow decline, dieback and, eventually, the death of the tree. Trees damaged during construction projects may take years to exhibit symptoms. undertake rule-making requesting certain management direction and flexibility for National Forest System (NFS) roadless areas in Colorado. In April , Governor Ritter resubmitted the Before authorizing land use activities in roadless areas, prohibited by the rule. Road construction or road reconstruction is prohibited unless it is.

      roadless areas in the National Forest System to protect their pristine conditions. The Nationwide Rule, as it will be called in this report, generally prohibited road construction . Defendants the U.S. Forest Service and Defendants-Intervenors-Appellants several Environmental Groups appealed a district court's order setting aside and permanently enjoining the Roadless Area Conservation Rule (Roadless Rule) which the Forest Service promulgated in In setting aside the Rule, the district court held that the rule violated the Wilderness Act of (Wilderness Act) and.

    FOREST ROAD CONSTRUCTION POLICIES, GUIDELINES AND CODES OF PRACTICE. Bjørn Akre 1. 1 Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Forestry, Norway.. Abstract. This paper discusses national measures, regulations and guidelines for the construction of forest roads as part of the national forest policy programme.   Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's road-building program, focusing on: (1) how the Forest Service determines the need for and the types of roads to be constructed in national forests; (2) how and why the Forest Service's road-building costs differ from those of other timber sellers; and (3) actions the Forest Service could take to reduce these


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Additionally, this rule does not suspend or modify any existing National Forest System land allocation decision, nor is this rule intended to suspend or otherwise affect other management activities or uses within unroaded areas in which road construction or reconstruction projects are suspended pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section.

However, the majority of concerns fit into two categories: (1) a belief that the interim rule is a policy designed to preserve unroaded areas rather than a temporary measure to suspend road construction and reconstruction in unroaded areas, and (2) the interim rule will lead to fewer roads in the National Forest Transportation System and thus.

Interim rule suspending road construction in unroaded areas of National Forest System land. [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office, [] (OCoLC)   Summary of the planned general access and access for public safety programs to National Forest System land during the proposed temporary suspension of road construction and reconstruction, including the construction of temporary roads, in most unroaded areas of the National Forest System.

A final interim rule, issued on Februtemporarily suspended permanent and temporary road construction and reconstruction in certain unroaded areas of National Forest System lands. The temporary suspension is in effect until development of a revised Forest Service road system policy, or 18 months from the effective date of the.

* National Forest System lands of 1, acres unroaded and contiguous to other federal roadless areas of 5, acres or more. Areas exempt from this rule include the following: * National forests with forest plans that have been revised since January 1, and have completed the appeal process.

Service published a proposed interim rule (63 FR ) to suspend temporarily road construction and reconstruction in certain unroaded areas of National Forest System lands. The purpose of the interim rule was to take a "timeout" for 18 months while the Forest Service developed a new, long-term road management final rule and the new.

It shows the National Forest System roads, National Forest System trails, and areas on National Forest System lands that are designated for motor vehicle use. You can zoom into an area on a national forest or grassland, see the roads and trails in that area.

After analyzing public comments on the proposal, the Agency issued an interim rule at 36 CFR partAdministration of the Forest Development Transportation System: Temporary Suspension of Road Construction and Reconstruction in Unroaded Areas (Febru ; 64 FR ).

This Interim Roads Rule suspended road construction and. On Februthe agency published an interim final rule, which temporarily suspended road construction and reconstruction in most roadless areas of the National Forest System.

The interim rule is intended to provide time for the agency to develop a long-term road management strategy and to consider more fully public concerns about.

A boundary of an area designation within which National Forest System land parcels have management or use limits placed on them by legal authority above the Agency level (e.g. Congress and/or President). Areas that have been designated by Congress, Executive Order, Presidential Proclamation, or an Executive branch Department.

Specially Designated Conservation Area and Wildlife Manuals, Series. MS, National Landscape Conservation System Management; MS, Congressionally Required Maps and Legal Boundary NLCS Designations; MS, National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, and Similar Designations; MS, National Scenic and Historic Trail.

Simultaneously, the Forest Service published a proposed interim rule to suspend temporarily road construction and reconstruction in certain unroaded areas of National Forest System lands. The purpose of the interim rule was to take a “timeout” for 18 months while the Forest Service developed a new, long-term road management final rule and.

Riding off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on America’s National Forests is a popular recreational activity. It’s a great way to see the beauty and grandeur of our public lands, while riding with friends and family.

Here are five steps to make sure your rides are enjoyable, safe and responsible when venturing out on the Forest roads and trails on National Forests.

r Choices regarding road construction standards and maintenance activities will be influenced by site characteristics and the value of the resources served. Culverts and ditches may be necessary with any road construction technique. See Figure ROAD r Surfacing can be the major cost of low-volume road construction.

A decade after it was first adopted by the U.S. Forest Service, the Roadless Area Conservation Rule has proven to be remarkably successful in protecting the million acres of national forest roadless areas from road building and logging.

Only about 75 miles of road building has occurred in the roadless areas – far less than the Forest Service. Alaska is the region with the highest projected utilization of the Purchaser Road Credit for new road construction in unroaded areas. In FYthe Forest Service only plans for 95 miles of new roads into unroaded areas.

Of that, 70 miles are in Alaska. Which brings up the point that most of the roads planned for Purchaser Road Credit. reconstruction in certain unroaded areas ofthe national forest system for an “interim” period of18 monthsbeginningMarch 1, 64Fed. Reg.

managing these areas the Forest Plan sets standard FW-STD-IRA which states that the Roadless Area Conservation Rule (36 CFR Subpart B, published at 66 Fed Reg.) shall apply. FW-GDL-IRA is the Forest Plan guideline which states ‘Wilderness potential will be maintained on 16 percent of the inventoried roadless areas on the Forest’.

Roadless Areas and Unroaded Areas Introduction This analysis focuses on the direct and indirect effects of activities proposed in the Meadow Vapor project on roadless area values, including unroaded areas. The assessment of existing condition and potential effects are based on the wilderness attributes defined in FSHChapter.

rule, and alternative 3 - the land management plans. National Forest System (NFS) lands provide a variety of goods and services to the American public.

Use of the national forests (NFs) and grasslands for both commodities and amenity services varies over time in response to changing market conditions, consumer preferences, and other factors.

Forest Service Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for Roadless Area Conservation on National Forest System Lands in Alaska By Office of Advocacy On On Octo the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service published a proposed rule to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Rule.National Forest System 1 Roadless Area Initiatives Introduction Roadless areas within the National Forest System (NFS) 2 have long received special management.

Beginning inthe Forest Service (FS) began protecting areas administratively as wilderness, wild, and primitive areas.

InCongress enacted the Wilderness Act, creating the National Wilderness Preservation System with the.