Nevada City, Calif. April 16, 2018 – The Forest Service has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Tahoe National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation Project.

With this Project, the Forest Service is proposing to designate snow trails and areas for public OSV use on the Tahoe National Forest. The Forest Service will also identify snow trails where grooming for public OSV use would occur within the Tahoe National Forest.

The Notice of Availability for the DEIS will be published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2018. The Notice of Availability will initiate a 45-day public comment period on the DEIS. The Forest Service encourages public review of the DEIS alternative descriptions, maps, and environmental analyses.

The DEIS is available online at the Tahoe National Forest website at Comments must be provided in writing.  Specific instructions for submitting comments can be found within the DEIS.

In addition, the Tahoe National Forest will be answering questions regarding the OSV Use Designation Project at two public ‘open house’ meetings on April 24, 2018 and May 2, 2018, respectively.  Please see below for exact locations and meeting times.

Tahoe National Forest OSV Public ‘Open House’ Meetings


April 24, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00PM

Sierraville Ranger Station

317 S. Lincoln St.

Sierraville, CA 96126


May 2, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00PM

Holiday Inn

120 Grass Valley HWY

Auburn, CA 95603


Additional information regarding this Project, including meetings, can be obtained from Joe Chavez, Forest Trails and Recreation Specialist for the Tahoe National Forest, at 530-478-6158.

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