Category Archives: NPS

Forest Revision Plan

The PSI is initiating a forest management plan revision process and is considering a variety of topics, including recreation. New policies created in the forest plan revision process will be in place for 15-20 years, making your input extremely important. Additional public collaboration opportunities will arise in the next year or two, but your comments now will lay the groundwork for the rest of this important process.

All forest users are invited to give their input. You need to speak up now an make your voice heard.

Comment cards are available online and take only a few minutes to complete.

Please mail, fax or hand deliver your comment card to any ranger district office on the PSI before March 30, 2007. For a list of locations and contact information, click here.

The PSI is requesting specific feedback on three primary questions:

1. The What: Considering what you know of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests (that may be related to places, resources, or topics of interest), a) what about the Forests do you think is working well and requires no change, and b) what about the Forests do you think should change?

2. The Why: Why should these remain the same or why should they be considered for future change?

3. The Where: Where are places that exemplify the issues raised in 1 and 2?

Thanks to USFS for the basic info at out last meeting and IMBA for some of the more specific wording which I have borrowed here.

NPS Listening Sessions in Colorado

This is from IMBA but may interest you if you’d like to have input into the future of trail access in Nationl Parks. A special thanks to IMBA for the info.


Just this weekend, the National Park Service (NPS) announced four new public meetings in Colorado as part of a nationwide series where citizens will provide input on how national parks should be managed. IMBA urges mountain bikers to attend the listening sessions, in order to strengthen the productive relationship that mountain bicyclists have forged with the NPS, and to ask for increased bicycling opportunities in national parks for decades to come.

Read more about the NPS listening sessions and its Centennial Initiative to improve national parks.

Read an IMBA news release, including talking points for mountain bikers who attend the sessions.

Who: Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior
When: Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 5:00 7:00 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Denver West Hotel, Bergen Park Conference Room 2nd Floor, 360 Union Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado
Contact: Stephanie Dubois 303-969-2283

Grand Junction
Who: Connie Rudd, National Park Superintendent for Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area
When: Wednesday, March 21, 5:00 7:00 p.m.
Where: Double Tree Hotel (I-70 at Airport Exit), Grand Junction, CO
Contact: Dave Roberts 970-240-5432

Who: Larry Wiese, Superintendent of Mesa Verde National Park
When: Wednesday, March 21, from 5:00 -7:00 p.m
Where: Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO
Contact: Mesa Verde Visitor’s Center 970-529-4465

Who: Art Hutchinson, Superintendent of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
When: Thursday, March 29, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Adams State College, Student Union Building, Room A131, Intersection of Stadium and First Streets, Alamosa, CO
Contact: Carol Sperling 719-378-6341