White River National Forest Oil and Gas Leasing EIS

The Oil and Gas Leasing EIS proposes land availability and lease stipulations for the entire 2.3 million acre White River National Forest. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been prepared and is now available for public comment. Comments will be accepted for 60 days following publication of a Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register. The Environmental Protection Agency publishes NOAs every Friday. Written comments may be submitted to: White River National Forest-Oil and Gas Leasing DEIS, PO Box 1919, Sacramento, CA 95812; FAX 916.456.6724; or WRNFoilandgascomments@fscomments.org. Comments must have an identifiable name and address attached, or verification of identity will be required.

The public open house meetings will take place on:

  • Wednesday, 12 September 2012 (3pm to 6pm)  Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652

  • Tuesday, 2 October 2012 (3pm to 6pm) – Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District Headquarters Building, 301 Meadowood Drive, Carbondale, CO 81623 

Click here to view the White River National Forest Oil & Gas Leasing Project page containing all the documents for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. 

Right click on picture below, then save as to download and view Scott Fitzwilliams, Forest Supervisor's Fireside Chat on Oil & Gas Leasing.

Click here to view the text of the video.