Travel Management

Decision

The Sierra National Forest has released its Record of Decision and Final Environmental Impact Statement for Travel Management. In summary, the decision will close the Forest to cross country travel, add unauthorized routes and make changes to the existing Motorized National Forest Transportation System (roads, trails and areas).

Background

Currently, there are 2,530 miles of road and trails on the Sierra National Forest. There are also 660,000 acres (over 100 square miles) open to cross-country motorized travel. In 2005, the forest began Travel Management by completing an inventory and identifying 550 miles of unauthorized (user created) routes. In 2007, the forest released its notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact statement for Travel Management. During scoping, the public was asked to identify which of the 550 miles of unauthorized routes they felt were important to add or not add to the designated system. In 2009, based on public scoping, a Draft Environmental Impact Statement was released for public review that displayed a range of alternatives from no action to maximizing recreation opportunities. In May 2010, the forest released the final decision for travel management.

Documents

ROD and EIS - The EIS is available as a compiled master EIS or in the individual sections as shown below.

Document

File Name

RECORD OF DECISION  
Record of Decision and Appendices SNF_ROD_March2010.pdf
Record of Decision Map SNF_ROD_Alt5_Map.pdf
FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT  

Master EIS in one compiled document

SNF_FEIS_Vol1.pdf

Cover, Table of Contents and Summary 

TOC_SUMMARY.pdf

Chapter 1: Purpose of and Need for Action

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_Chapter1.pdf

Chapter 2: The Alternatives

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_Chapter2.pdf

Chapter 3.1: Introduction

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.1_Introduction.pdf

SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT  

Chapter 3.2: Transportation

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.2_Transportation.pdf

Chapter 3.3 Recreation Resources

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.3_RecreationResources.pdf

Chapter 3.4: Society, Culture & Economy

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.4_Society_Culture_Economy.pdf

Chapter 3.5: Visual Resources

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.5_Visual_Resources.pdf

Chapter 3.6: Cultural Resources

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.6_Cultural_Resources.pdf

Chapter 3.7: Air Quality

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.7_Air_Quality.pdf

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT  

Chapter 3.8: Soil Resources

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.8_Soil_Resources.pdf

Chapter 3.9: Geological Resources

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.9_Geological_Resources.pdf

Chapter 3.10: Water Resources

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.10_Water_Resources.pdf

BOTANICAL ENVIRONMENT  

Chapter 3.11: Botanical Resources

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.11_Botanical_Resources.pdf

Chapter 3.12: Noxious Weeds
 

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.12_Noxious_Weeds.pdf

Chapter 3.13: Terrestrial Wildlife

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.13_Terrestrial_Wildlife.pdf

Chapter 3.14: Aquatic Biota SNF_FEIS_Vol1_3.14_Aquatic_Biota.pdf

Chapter 4: Consultation and Coordination

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_Chapter4.pdf

Chapter 5: Index

SNF_FEIS_Vol1_Chapter5.pdf

APPENDICES  

Appendix A: Summary Of Roads, Trails Area Data

SNF_FEIS_Vol2_AppendixA.pdf

Appendix B: Monitoring

SNF_FEIS_Vol2_AppendixB.pdf

Appendix C: References

SNF_FEIS_Vol2_AppendixC.pdf

Appendix D: Law Enforcement

SNF_FEIS_Vol2_AppendixD.pdf

Appendix E: Cumulative Effects Analysis (Past, Present & Reasonably Forseeable Future)

SNF_FEIS_Vol2_AppendixE.pdf

Appendix F: Acronyms and Glossary

SNF_FEIS_Vol2_AppendixF.pdf

Appendix G: Trail Standards

SNF_FEIS_Vol2_AppendixG.pdf

Appendix H: Best Management Practices

SNF_FEIS_Vol2_AppendixH.pdf

Appendix I: Mixed Use Traffic Analysis Summary

SNF_FEIS_Vol2_AppendixI.pdf 

Appendix J: Riparian Conservation Objective (RCO) Consistency Analysis SNF_FEIS_Vol2_AppendixJ.pdf
Appendix K: Maps Link to Maps
Appendix L: Quarter Quad Maps By Analysis Units SNF_FEIS_Vol2_AppendixL.pdf
Appendix M: Responses To Comments SNF_FEIS_Vol2_AppendixM.pdf
Appendix N: Corrections to NFTS between DEIS and FEIS SNF_FEIS_Vol2_AppendixN.pdf