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Ashland Travel Management

Comment Period Extended for the Ashland Travel Management DEIS

The Forest Supervisor for the Custer National Forest has extended the comment period for the Ashland Ranger District Travel Management Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for an additional 15 days. The date to submit comments is then December 2, 2008.

The comments need to be submitted by December 2, 2008. Comments can be sent to ATTN: Doug Epperly, Project Leader, Custer National Forest, 1310 Main Street, Billings, MT 59105 or e-mailed to Only those who provide comments submitted within the comment period will be eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to notice, comment and appeal procedures at 36 CFR 215.

If you have any questions or desire additional information, please contact Doug Epperly or Babete Anderson at 406-657-6200.


The Ashland Ranger District Travel Management Planning Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is available for review and comment. The DEIS discloses the effects of a range of motorized travel management alternatives for the Ashland Ranger District of the Custer National Forest. The purpose of this project is to designate routes for public motorized use. Motorized off-route travel would continue to be prohibited, except where designated for access to dispered vehicle camping. For each system road and trail the type of use and season of use to be designated is identified. Over-snow vehicles use is not part of the the decision to be made.

If you have any questions or desire additional information, please contact Doug Epperly or Babete Anderson at 406-657-6200.

The Forest Service will host three open houses to answer questions about the DEIS. The meetings will be held on the following dates and locations:

October 27, 2008 - Ashland School, Ashland, MT 6:00pm

October 28, 2008 - Isabell's Community Learning Center, Colstrip, MT 6:00pm

October 29, 2008 - Billings Parmly Library, Billings, MT 6:00pm

Written comments must be postmarked by the Postal Service, e-mailed, faxed, or otherwise sumitted by 11:59 pm on the 45 calendar day following publication of the Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register. Hand delivered comments must be time and date imprinted at the Custer National Forest Supervisor's Office by the close of business on the 45th calendar day following publication of the NOA in the Federal Register.

Send written comments to:

Steve Williams, Forest Supervisor, Custer National Forest, 1310 Main, Billings, MT 59105

Electronic comments may be submitted to: Please enter "Ashland Travel Management" on the subject line of your electronic message. Acceptable formats are MS Word, Word Perfect, RTF.

Cover Letter
Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
No Action, Alternative A, Alternative B
Executive Summary


Other websites which may be helpful:

Nepa Information:

Forest Service Travel Management:



Beartooth Travel Plan documents available for download
(Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the listed documents)

Title of Item
Pages File Size   Title of Item Pages File size
Table of Contents i-ii 375 KB   GA4-intro 46-47 1,118 KB
Introduction 1-4 1,228 KB   GA4-table 48 233 KB
Introduction 5-9 1,247 KB   GA4-map11 49 10,344 KB
Glossary 10-12 1,377 KB   GA5-intro 50 681 KB
GA1-intro 13-14 831 KB   GA6-intro 51-52 743 KB
GA1-table 15-16 257 KB   GA6-table 53-59 378 KB
GA1-map1 17 4,975 KB   GA6-map12 60 3,584 KB
GA1-map2 18 4,825 KB   GA6-map13 61 3,651 KB
GA2-intro 19-20 4,825 KB   GA7-intro 62-63 672 KB
GA2-table 21-25 333 KB   GA7-table 64-67 305 KB
GA2-map3 26 4,393 KB   GA7-map14 68 3,914 KB
GA2-map4 27 3,718 KB   GA7-map15 69 4,100 KB
GA3-intro 28-29 1,162 KB   GA8-intro 70-71 648 KB
GA3-table 30-39 450 KB   GA8-table 72-73 256 KB
GA3-map5 40 6,212 KB   GA8-map16 74 4,096 KB
GA3-map6 41 4,988 KB   Snowmobile-intro 75 259 KB
GA3-map7 42 2,275 KB   Snowmobile-map 76 1,572 KB
GA3-map8 43 4,690 KB   Snowmobile-map 77 1,784 KB
GA3-map9 44 4,988 KB   Appendix -Existing Map    
GA3-map10 45 4,221 KB   Appendix- Summary Table 80-81  
        Appendix - list of preparer 79  

Beartooth Travel Management Proposal Slideshow. You can view the slideshow by clicking on the individuals slides on the left-hand portion of the screen, or you can click on the little slide screen icon on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to view a full-screen slideshow.


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