Notice to Hikers and Equestrians traveling southbound from Manning Provincial Park Canada:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined that there is no legal southbound entry into the United States at the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail Association and United States Forest Service have requested CBP to review the feasibility of providing a legal entry that ensures border security and facilitates travel. Visit the CBP website for more information on the requirements to legally enter the United States.
The Inyo, Sequoia, and Sierra National Forests are the three "early adopter" national forests in the Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service that are revising their Forest Plans using the 2012 Planning Rule. A Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) was published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2014, that briefly describes the purpose of and need for action and the proposed action to revise these forest plans. During the NOI comment period approximately 400 (total of 7300) comments were received regarding the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Commenters shared a wide range of view regarding the PCT including support and concern for the proposed action. The attached briefing paper has been prepared to address citizens; concerns and to clarify what was proposed in the NOI for the PCT.