It has been some time since the first Boggy-Glade decision was reversed in November, 2010. The following summer, June 2011 the Forest Service held open houses and public hearings and based on the social and environmental issues received, another Alternative was developed and the Environmental Assessment (EA) was revised. Over a year ago, in October 2011 the revised EA was made available for public comment and this EA analyzed six alternatives. Over this last summer, 2012, the District Ranger drove many of the Boggy-Glade roads and visited with hunters in the Boggy-Glade area during this last fall’s hunting season. A final decision has now been made for the Boggy-Glade area (Alternative D with Modifications). Briefly, this decision includes;
• A road system of 379 miles as shown on the open roads and trails map
• OHV trails for vehicles 50-inches (or less) in width
• Motorized game retrieval via ATV within one mile of open system roads in areas shown on the game retrieval map for deer or elk during archery, muzzleloader, and 1st thru 4th hunting seasons.
More information about parking, seasonal restrictions, and implementation of this road and trail system can be found in the Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact for Boggy-Glade Travel Management. This document includes a summary of the alternatives considered, rationale for selecting Alternative D with modifications, and includes responses to public comments. The Decision Notice is located on line at
To request a copy by mail contact Deborah Kill at 970-882-6822. Copies of the document may also be picked up at the Dolores Public Lands Office, 29211 Hwy 184 in Dolores between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday. A reading copy has been placed at the Cortez, Dove Creek, and Dolores Public Libraries.
In a related action, San Juan National Forest Supervisor Mark Stiles has released a decision to amend the San Juan Land and Resource Management Plan to allow for more road density in a portion of the Boggy-Glade area. Information about this decision is also available as described above.