I spent the day with a group of 10 Forest Service people. We have formally begun the Environmental Impact Statement process. We did a several hour hike through The Beavers and reviewed a few other projects we are proposing. Today's visit was with several agency specialists including the soil scientist, wildlife biologist, hydrologist, timber manager, District Ranger, and more. The objective of the day was to paint a very clear picture of our proposal.
The next major step in the EIS will be the Public Scoping phase. In the coming weeks, you can look forward to seeing documents and maps describing our proposal. There will be plenty of time and opportunity to learn about the project and to comment on the proposal. While we are still trying to pin point a date, there will be a public tour and Q and A session for those interested in learning more about the proposal.
For now, you can review our Master Development Plan on our website in "The Mountain" section.
It was a very nice day for a walk.