Motorized Road and Trail - TNF - E

TABLE OF CONTENTS

APPENDIX E

INTRODUCTION

ALPHABETICAL LIST BY LETTER NUMBER AND NAME OF PERSON WHO COMMENTED.

WILDLIFE

ROADLESS AND RECOMMENDED WILDERNESS.

WATER QUALITY

RECREATION ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES

OTHER ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES

RS-2477

ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

INADEQUATE RANGE OF ALTERNATIVES

APPENDIX C(M) OR C

MAPS

ANALYSIS PROCESS CONCERN/ADEQUACY

REVISED FOREST PLAN (RFP) ISSUE

GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS/OTHER

SPECIFIC ROAD OR TRAIL REQUESTS

ROAD DECOMMISSIONING

ADA/GAME RETRIEVAL

FISHERIES (Cutthroat Trout)

SAFETY CONCERNS

SOCIAL/ECONOMIC

Introduction

Background

On December 4, 1998 the Targhee National Forest Open Road and Open Motorized Trail Analysis (Motorized Road and Trail Travel Plan) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was released for public review, initiating a formal60-day comment period ending February 1, 1999. The DEIS outlined the proposed management of summer motorized travel on the Forest and considered alternatives to that proposal. The decision and management direction from the Final EIS for this process will be used to implement a new Travel Plan on the Forest in the Summer of 2000.

After declining two requests from the public for additional time to review the DEIS, the Forest Supervisor extended the comment period after receiving a request by the Idaho Congressional Delegation for a 60-day extension. The Forest responded by extending the comment period an additional 32-days to give more time to review and submit comments. The final close of the 92-day comment period was March 5, 1999.

The Forest held four public meetings to provide individuals and groups the opportunity to understand what was contained in the DEIS; discuss the Alternatives with Forest resource professionals; and provide written, specific comments about the Alternatives. The meetings were held at the University of Idaho Auditorium in Idaho Falls, Idaho, December 8, 1998; Dubois Community Center, Dubois, Idaho, December 9, 1998; Teton County Fairgrounds, Driggs, Idaho, December 10, 1998; and the North Fremont High School Auditorium, Ashton, Idaho, December 15, 1998. A number of petitions/letters were received at an Idaho State University panel discussion on Travel Planning in February 1999. Most were addressed to the Biodiversity Treaty and not to the travel plan.

In response to the DEIS and to four public meetings held throughout the area to discuss the DEIS, we received nearly 7,900 comments which included: 1,026 letters from individuals; one petition containing 44 signatures, and five form letters/postcard containing 6,800 signatures. Nearly 6,900 of the 7,900 comments were form letter/postcard or petition signatures. Petition and form letter/postcard signatures were counted as one substantive comment for each issue topic in the form letter or petition rather than separate, repetitious comments. From the letters, form letters/postcard and petitions, approximately 1,200 substantive comments were identified which are presented in Appendix E.

Table 1 displays the method of response or response type used by the public and approximate numbers of each type that were recieved as of March 5, 1999.

Table 1. Method of Response

 

Method of Response (Response type) # of Responses
Letters/postcards/faxes/memos,telephone 566
Petitions 44
Electronic Mail 460
Form letters 6,814

How to Use Content Analysis

Content Analysis is a process used to compile and correlate similar comments into a format usable by decision makers and the Interdiciplinary Team (IDT). Content analysis helps the IDT clarify, adjust, or use technical information pursuant to NEPA regulations, which require response to comment before issuing a Final EIS and Record of Decision

The type of content analysis used by this team was to manually read each letter and to code both the subject matter and the perceived intent and emotion. All comments were considered, whether they were presented by thousands of people saying the same thing or by a single person bringing up a technical point. Emphasis in this process was on the content of the comment rather than the number of times a comment was recieved. The numbers can be derived from the database if desired.

All comments can be tracked to the original letter and can be sorted and reported in a variety of ways.

Demographic Information

Introduction

To understand public input, information about who submitted comments during the comment period and how those comments were recieved is important. In the content analysis process used for this project, each piece of mail received as a comment was assigned its own number and entered on a log sheet. The letter was then examined for content and information pertaining to the author. Codes were assigned to a demographic header, which was written across the top of the letter, characterizing the number of authors, author association (individual, family or organization), and form of mail or how it was received (fax, letter, E-mail, postcard, comment form, public meeting, form letter, petition).

Content analysis is not a vote counting process. Responses generated during the comment period do not constitute a statistically valid random sample of the public and they do not necessarily reflect broader societal values or trends. Therefore, the total number of comments for each issue was not used in analyzing the content. However the number of comments and other demographic information can be useful and pertinent when looking for trends or values expresed in public comments.

During the content analysis process, each comment was considered equally. Opinions, feelings, and preferences for one aspect of the proposal over another, and comments of a philosophical nature, were all read and analyzed. Each issue was important to the decision maker, regardless of the number received.

The Origin of the Responses

Figure 1 shows the number of responses received from each state.

Figure 2 displays the number and percent of responses received from the three states surrounding the Targhee National Forest. This figure suggests that more responses (55 percent) were received from the area adjacent to the Forest..


 


List of Preparers

The following list includes the names of the individuals and area of contribution they made toward the completion of the Preliminary Analysis of Public Comment for the Targhee National Forest Open Road and Open Motorized Trail Analysis (Motorized Road and Trail Travel Plan) Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Database Management and Entry

Konie Pipes Targhee National Forest

Editorial Assistant

Donna Conley Targhee National Forest

Information Receptionist

Writers/Coders

Alan Silker Targhee National Forest

Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation)

Wally Bunnell Targhee National Forest

Forest Engineer

Mac Murdock Targhee National Forest

District Ranger

Dubois Ranger District

Cheryl Probert Targhee National Forest

Land Use Planning Specilist

Lynn Ballard Targhee National Forest

Public Affairs Officer

The specialists or planners who coordinated the responses in Appendix E are indicated by their initials: Bryan Aber (BA); Lynn Ballard (BLB); Keith Birch (KB); Leon Bleggi (LAB); Jack Bogle (JB); Jim Capurso (JC); Liz Davy (LD); Ron Dickemore (RD); Walt Grows (WG); Dusty Hincks (DH); Adrienne Keller (AK); Ted Kellog (TK); Mac Murdock (MM); Mark Orme (MO); Cheryl Probert (CP); Ric Rine (RR); Jerry Reese (JR); Alan Silker (AS); Ronna Simon (RJS).

All substantive comments were read, considered and responded to. Some people think that if they don't get what they asked for, nobody listened. Although they may or may not get what they asked for, review of this document will show that they were heard. You can find your individual comments by checking your letter number in the attached alphabetical list of individuals and organizations. Letters are usually filed under the name of the person who signed the letter, rather than the organization. Look up the subject of your comment, such as RS-2477 or Grizzly Bear, in the Table of Contents. Look for you letter number under the comment.

 

 LIST OF PERSONS WHO COMMENTED

   

LETTER #

NAME

5822

Ackart, Denise

5851

Alder, John

7326

Allen, Edwina

7333

Alliance for Wild Rockies

6826

Allred, Matt

7332

American Wildlands

5872

Anderson, Brian, Michelle

6142

Anderson, Jay E.

39

Andromidas, Jorge L.

35

Aniello, Pete

6812

Archibald, George Reo

3612

Arms, Paul

5726

Arnold, Leona

5432

Ashcraft, Sidney

6143

Ashton Public Meeting

7371

Aslett, Dennis

3636

Associated Logging Contracters Inc.

5513

Atamanczyk, Carl

6361

Ball, Stephen

7230

Baramore, William J. Jr.

6584

Barnard Family, Paul M.

3635

Barrett, Lenore, Idaho State House of Representatives

2761

Barry, Ray

5540

Baum, Rex

5210

Beacham, Randy

2142

Beaver, Bob

6175

Bedenbender, Jerry

4506

Beischel, Linda S.

4501

Bench, Ardean, Rhoda

6338

Benedict, Bob

3865

Benedict, Bob, Jean

4192

Benson, Leo, Rosemary

5816

Benson, R.D.,Carla

6140

Berrett, Kim, Janeal

9

Biddulph, Ed

3864

Bidstrup, Rosslyn H.

3872

Bliss, Gary L.

5551

Blue Ribbon Coalition Inc., Adena Cook

5511

Bodily, Larry J.

5452

Bonneville County, Idaho Board of Commissioners

5856

Bonney, Richard J. Lois A.

6783

Bosworth, Max

5744

Bott, William D.

4532

Boulder White Clouds Council, Lynne Stone

7323

Bowen, Nolan

5505

Bradley, Bruce N.

6133

Branter, Callin

6135

Branter, Curtis

6131

Branter, Cynthia

6132

Branter, Keith

5582

Braun, Jeff

4

Briggs, Howard

5285

Brister, Bob

101

Brumbach, Stephen B.

7327

Burrup, Jon

7320

Carlson, Scott

3609

Carson, Andrew, Nancy

5287

Carter, Steven

7313

Cates, Rayma

4818

Center for Environmental Connections

27

Chandler, Mark

5865

Christensen, Elwood, JoAnn A.

6607

Christensen, Jason

3645

Chu, Ted

1817

Clark County Idaho Board Of County Commission

5737

Clark, Eugene G.

5574

Cobia, Jeff, Lucinda

5343

Colson, C.

13

Cook, Keith

5203

Cooke, Daniel

1818

Corkran, David, Charlotte

4212

Crone, Martie

6340

CUFF, Jim Gerber

4534

Cunningham, Kirk

5304

Curtis, Doreen

3610

Curtis, Richard L.

34

Dalton, Eric

6828

Day, Nick

7429

Defenders of Wildlife, Rodger Schlickeisen

4486

Denison, J. L.

4209

Denny, Dennis

2760

Dinger, Marilyn

82

Dodds, Earl

3607

Dreblow, Scott

3878

Driggs Public Meeting

4035

Dubois Public Meeting

4202

Dudman, Barbara

5805

Dunn, James E. Stella

175

Durney, S. J.

5137

Easter, Mark

5090

Economou, Constantina

5204

Elton, Wallace M.

7317

Enget, Bill

7312

Enget, Louise

6171

Ferguson, Sybil

6139

Finlayson, Frank

6138

Finlayson, Fred

6373

Fitch, Michael S.

41

Form Letter 10

5367

Form Letter 11

5840

Form Letter 12

5840

Form Letter 13

15

Form Letter 14

4705

Freeman, John E.

5836

Fremont County Commissioners

6232

French, Bruce

5771

Fullmer, Kay

5781

Fullmer, Ronnie

1830

Fulton, Gary

5191

Funk, Mark

5197

Gartland, Carol

7227

Garz, Dave

4503

Gaskill, Sharon Clark

10

Gatchell, John

5570

George, Daniel R.

4707

Gerry, Andrew Z.

6193

Gorman, Alexandra

6977

Granados, Kojak

3

Grand Targhee

3631

Grandy, Gary W.

6803

Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Marv Hoyt

4927

Gunderson, Ernie

5262

Hafenfeld, Richard E.

3632

Hagenbarth, Jim

6348

Hall, Nile H.

5841

Hanks, Burke, Karey

5787

Hanks, Karey

5460

Hansen, Bob

5733

Hansen, Elaine B.

308

Hansen, Tracy

3598

Harbuck, John

6147

Hare, Merlin

6156

Harshbarger, Brent

6378

Hart, Dave, Sandy

6176

Hart, Kelley

4036

Hartshorn, David L.

6538

Hauth, Jay C.

7049

Hay, David

7246

Hay, Ronald O. Jr.

4518

Hayman, Cliff C.

5552

Hegsted, John

5306

Henry's Fork Foundation, Inc.

5306

Henry's Fork Watershed Council

6241

Hill, Kyle

7252

Hill, Tom

5289

Hill, Toni

3877

Hill, Toni

5360

Hoeksema, Scott

5428

Hogan, Thomas

3777

Holak, Andy

4488

Holder, Kari

5340

Houghton, David C.

5575

Howard, Jerry

4214

Huckstead, Charlotte

4496

Hunt, Richard, Jane

4194

Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation, Chuck Wells

7432

Idaho Environmental Council, Jerry Jayne

3619

Idaho Falls Public Meeting

7224

Idaho Fish and Game, Don Wright

7314

Idaho Snowmobile Association, Sandra Mitchell

7408

Idaho Sporting Congress, Steven Davis

4495

Idaho State Senate

3871

Idaho Watersheds Project, Jon Marvel

6404

Ingram, Don

5366

Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Pamela Lichtman

6539

Jackson, John, Rita

7430

Jacobson, Eric

6380

Jenkins, Kylene

7412

Jensen, Rich

5429

Jeppesen, Brenda

7387

Jeppesen, Garry

5864

Jeppesen, Jerry, Rita

5863

Jeppson, Deborah

21

Jones, Cedron

5883

Jones, Paula A.

2133

Jones, Rob

7254

Jones, S. Bruce

3639

Judd, Fred

7345

Kahn, Dave

5142

Kapecki, Jon

5298

King, Steven

5854

Kinghorn, Morris

2137

Klahr, Patricia

4490

Knibb, David G.

3622

Krefetz, Elliott

1811

Kucera, George R.

4528

Kuhn, Lisa

4536

Kunz, Arnold W.

5852

Kynaston, Ron, Shirlene

2757

Lake, Morgan

3779

Larsen, Jack B.

5832

Larsen, Jack B.

5305

Larsen, Nils

64

Larson, Scott

3613

Lasley, Louise

29

Lewis, William F.

7047

Lloyd, Meredee

6161

Lundholm, Carl, Mickie

2766

Lundvall, L. Gary.

5080

Lyon, Sandra K.

5437

MacKay, Cameron A. Lucille A.

5544

Mackay, Doug

5559

Madison County Commissioners

19

Marinus, Jim

7250

Marshall, Dennis N.

6134

Marzinelli, Marty

6400

Mathias, James J.

5578

Maughan, Ralph

5288

Mayer, Michael

7324

Mayhue, Drusha L.

6391

McBride, Don E.

4034

McCoy, Scott D.

2124

McDaniel, Keith A.

5871

McFadden, Brent G.

5215

McKibben, Melissa

6165

Mill, Gary, Liz

5303

Miller, Randall

6145

Millward, George J.

24

Mondy, Richard

20

Montgomery, Earl W.

7226

Morris, Lyle, Nancy

5620

Morris, Mark D.

6233

Moser, Claire M.

6242

Moser, Lois

6234

Moser, Misti

3640

Moyer, Bruce

5718

Mundt, George

5784

Murdock, Lynnette

5299

Murdock, Phil

5857

Murphy, Jim

67

Neal, Chuck

6163

Nedrow, Dick

7416

Nelson, Donald K.

5798

Nickell, Jack

4507

Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Peter Lacy

7330

Nossaman, Sarah

5853

Olson, Lyle, Carol

5835

Oswald, Dixie

2966

Ottenberg, Marjorie

4193

O'Neal, Denny - Drivon, Helen

5426

Packham, Charles O.

6605

Parri, Louis

6939

Parry, Kelly

7038

Patla, Debra

4925

Pavia, Jerry

4701

Pearson, Mark

191

Peretti, Kevin R.

5195

Persons, Wayne

6137

Peterson, Bill

6210

Peterson, Charles R.

6543

Peterson, Ron

5838

Petition 21

25

Phelps, James

5218

Pierotti, John, Felica

4502

Polatis, Chris

5882

Polatis, Gordon

5295

Portneuf Valley Audubon Society, C.H. Trost

5770

Powell, David, Nadine

7225

Predator Project, Shawn Regnerus

4199

Preston, Douglas W.

164

Ragotzkie, Kim

6819

Randall, Clair C.

5626

Rasmussen, Carol

6227

Rasmussen, Greg

6228

Rasmussen, Ronda

3615

Rauzi, David

192

Reed, Bryon

5081

Reed, Mark H.

4700

Region 5 Wildlife Council, Thomas Sherwood

4516

Reschke, Robert R.

5078

Richmond, Kathy

3601

Rio Grande Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Michael Nortie

5778

Ripplinger, Francis

4195

Rohe, Rhonda

6197

Rowe, John, Kristin

5084

Rushforth, Samuel R. Ph. D.

4657

Russman, Richard B.

37

Rust, John

5462

Sanderson, Roger K.

5461

Sanderson, Shirley

3870

Saunders, David

6187

Save Our Access And Rights Of Way, Ted Ranson

100

Schmahl, Mark, Jessica

2122

Schmidt, John W.

3638

Schoonen, D. H.

4509

Shea, Ruth; Drewien, Rod

1849

Sherick, Donald M.

6182

Shields, Tom

2763

Sibley, George

30

Sievers, Dennis L.

23

Skinner, Blaine

40

Smith, Dan

5464

Smith, David H.

5636

Soderman, Joy

4508

Sojourner, Mary

5934

Souza, William E.

38

Spezia, John

4498

Spezia, John

5205

Spotts, Donna

3620

St. James, Carolyn

1842

Staffanson, Robert

44

Stark, Wendell M.

5192

Stevens, Earl E.

7331

Stewart, Jay

7319

Stix, Amy

7367

Stoll, Fred

6611

Stone, Holli H.

5799

Stowell, Bart

6342

Stowell, Nadine

2771

Strobel, Joan, Mark

5542

Suchan, Frank

5296

Summers, Kim D.

6399

Tanner, John E. Jr

5163

Tepper, Linda R.

5

Teton County, Idaho Commissioners

5941

The Henry's Fork Foundation Inc., Charlie Sperry

5769

The Wilderness Society, Craig Gehrke

5819

Thomas, Terry

1815

Tourangeau, Dick, Pat

5577

Tucker, Ed

5723

Tucker, Terry H.

6195

Uihlein, Pam

6540

United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Carla Bouche

4497

United States Department of the Interior, Preston Sleeger

6593

United States Department of the Interior, Stephanie Snook

4936

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Richard Parkin

3629

University of Idaho Sheep Exp. Station, Quinn Jacobson

6369

Unknown Last Name, Ora D.

26

Unreadable Name

5520

Uriona, Louis

5135

Vandervort, Frank E.

1

Walker, Max D.

6141

Wallace, Bruce, Linda

6199

Wallace, Linda

5286

Warhol, Mark

7309

Waters, Mike

5861

Webster, Shawn

5750

West, Doran F.

5368

Westphal, Brian

5796

Wheeler, Beverly

5774

Wheeler, Cameron

5867

Whitbeck, Bruce Jay

7321

Wildlands Center for Preventing Roads, Jacob Smith

6190

Williams, Frank K.

6580

Wilson, Eva

4706

Wilson, Seth M.

4221

Wiltse, Eric

5790

Wiser, Barbara

5776

Wiser, Dean S.

5425

Wiser, Lynn, Linda

5775

Wiser, Shawna

36

Wolf, James R.

163

Wood, Dick

7233

Woodman, Jean L.

5684

Workman, Unknown First Name

7329

World Stewardship Institute

4206

Wyatt, Jill

5877

Wyoming Chapter Sierra Club, Page McNeill

6572

Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Bill Wichers

6339

Wyoming Ourdoor Council, Caroline Byrd

7322

Wyoming Wildlife Federation, Nancy Debevoise

1831

Yancey, Boyd

2

Yancey, Roger

5572

Ybarrondo, Larry J. Dr.

14

Yost, Willis H.

5638

Youngblut, Judi

431

Zitting, Dale F.



Key Contacts

Megan Bogle, Forest Planner

Primary Phone #:  208-354-6613

Idaho Falls Phone #:  208-557-5837