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Animas Mountain Trails Fuel Reduction Meetings Open to Public

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The public is invited to an open house to offer information and take comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Animas City Mountain Fuels Reduction Project in the San Juan Public Lands Center Sonoran Room, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, from 5 – 8 pm on Tuesday, Aug.26, 2008.

The City of Durango will also hold two public forums on the proposed fuels project on Animas City Mountain:   Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 – The City of Durango Open Space Advisory Board will discuss the proposed Animas City Mountain Fuels Project and its meeting in the Durango Recreation Center at 5 p.m Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 – The Durango City Council will hold a public hearing to consider a possible access agreement for the proposed fuels project on Animas City Mountain in City Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. Public comments on the Draft EA will be accepted through Tuesday, September 30, 2008.  Comments may be submitted in writing to Craig Goodell, Project Leader, San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court,Durango, CO 81301, or via email to: craig_goodell@blm.gov.

The Draft EA is available on the San Juan Public Lands Center Website at:http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/sanjuan/projects/projects.shtml.A limited number of hard copies are also available at the San JuanPublic Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court in Durango, and the ColumbineRanger District/Field Office, P.O. Box 439, Bayfield, CO 81122.For more information, contact Craig Goodell, Project Coordinator, 970 385-1207.