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Trail_Fanatic
September 30th, 2010, 08:06 PM
"UFWDA Bulletin"


Ottawa National Forest Announces Open House to Discuss Recently Released Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Environmental Analysis



The Ottawa National Forest will be hosting an informal open house to answer any questions you may have about the alternatives addressed in the EA on October 5, 2010, beginning at 6:00 p.m. (CST) until 7:30 p.m. The open house will be held at the Watersmeet & Iron River District offices located on the corner of US 2 and Hwy 45 in Watersmeet, MI (access east of the intersection on US 2). The OHV Connector Routes EA analyzes several alternatives to provide an OHV connector route between 2 State of Michigan Multi-Use Trails and local connectors on Forest System Roads and Trails.

The purpose of this project is to respond to requests from the public and to implement the 2006 Forest Plan through the designation of routes for OHVs to connect to existing trails/roads on and near the Ottawa National Forest. The priority connections being considered include access between the two State of Michigan multi-use trails which cross the Ottawa from east to west, roughly paralleling Highway M-28 and US Highway 2 to provide a usable system for OHV travel. Also included in this proposal are local connectors to other existing designated trails, county roads, and communities, to better serve the publicís needs. It is important to note that this is not intended to be a finalization of the Forestís transportation system. Further refinements to the system will occur over time.

Forest Service employees will be on hand during the evening to answer questions regarding the EA, go over alternatives addressed, and review maps associated with the proposed routes. Written comments will be accepted.

If you have any questions regarding the open house or the OHV Connector Route EA, please contact Bill Baer at 906-932-1330, ext. 342.

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Chris Saunders
Director of Environmental Affairs
landuse@ufwda.org

sumpter1
October 2nd, 2010, 08:11 PM
Dang, I am here in Houghton but have to head home on the 4th. Huskies win 45-6!!!