Williamson Rock and Pacific Crest Trail

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The Angeles National Forest is seeking public comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Williamson Rock/Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail Project. The Draft EIS evaluates four management alternatives for the Williamson Rock area, which has been closed to public access since December 2005 to protect critical habitat for the mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa). The Forest Service will hold public meetings on Thursday, August 9, 2018 and Saturday, August 11, 2018. The public meetings are an opportunity for interested parties to receive information, ask questions and share concerns, or provide written comments on the Draft EIS. The meetings will be open-house format with project documents and information available. Written comments will be accepted at the meetings. Pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, the Angeles National Forest will be consulting with the USFWS for potential impacts to federally listed species and designated critical habitat resulting from this project. A biological opinion will be obtained from the USFWS prior to signing a Record of Decision for this project and any terms and conditions or reasonable and prudent measures specified in the biological opinion will be incorporated into the Record of Decision. Written comments will be accepted for 45 days following publication of a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The comment period will be from July 27 to September 10, 2018. Please use the link to the right of this page to submit your comment [Get Connected, Comment/Object on Project].

Location Summary

Within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, near the confluence of Cooper Canyon and Little Rock Creek, partially within the Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness, north of Highway 2.

District: Angeles National Forest All Units

Project Documents

https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=43405
https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=43405