Identifying a Sustainable Road System - Public Input
Throughout summer 2014, we collected input from the public both online and in communities around the Olympic Peninsula. About 130 people attended eight open houses held in July and August, where they had the opportunity to ask questions and provide input on what forest roads and areas are important to them. Approximately 300 people provided written input by completing a paper or online questionnaire, adding information to input maps at the open houses, or submitting information to the online interactive map.
Thank you for your feedback!
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to share their thoughts with us. Those contributions will help us ensure we have a clear picture of the forest’s road system and how it is used.
The input we’ve gathered from the public is a key piece of our Sustainable Roads System analysis. This information will help us understand what roads and areas around the forest are of interest or concern to our forest users and helps us identify the public’s access needs. The information collected throughout the entire public input period will be integrated with our sustainable roads resource analyses and result in a Sustainable Roads System report, to be released in 2015.
This analysis and report are not decisions. The Sustainable Roads System report may be used in the analysis of future projects and decisions, which will be subject to National Environmental Policy Act requirements and include public engagement as required by federal policy.
The public input period closed on August 31, 2014. The forest is now compiling and analyzing the comments received.