Thursday, March 26, 2015

UPDATE 3/26/2015 - Looks like a done deal.

For immediate release from the Rocky Mountain Regional Office. 
Please direct objection response questions to Lawrence Lujan.

Regional Office Contact: Lawrence Lujan, 303-275-5356
Rio Grande National Forest Contact: Mike Blakeman, 719-852-6212 
Forest Service Responds to Village at Wolf Creek Access Project Objectors
GOLDEN, Colo. – The Rocky Mountain Region has completed the review of objections received on the proposed Village at Wolf Creek Access Project. 
Reviewing Officer Deputy Regional Forester Maribeth Gustafson has affirmed the original decision and offered instruction to the Rio Grande National Forest on how to proceed.

Objections were reviewed from individuals and organizations who had previously submitted specific written comments on the proposed project during scoping or other designated public comment opportunities.
Last November, a decision approved the land exchange to meet the legal obligation of the U.S. Forest Service to provide access to private property owned by Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture. 
Upon addressing the Reviewer’s instructions, the forest can sign a final Record of Decision and the land exchange can occur.
Project information, including the objection letters and responses can be found online at: