Deadline extended for environmental analysis |

Deadline extended for environmental analysis

The U.S. Forest Service has extended the deadline for the completion of an environmental analysis for The Sierra Nevada Framework, its comprehensive management plan for the mountain range.

The framework is a long-term management plan for all 11 of the National Forests in the Sierra, of which the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is considered one.

A draft Environmental Impact Statement was supposed to be completed by Feb. 26. Now the Forest Service plans to have it finished by the middle of May. A final EIS is expected to be completed by October.

Several meetings were held last year across the Sierra – including in South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City and Carson City – to gain public comment for the plan. Support for an extension was expressed at a number of meetings, according to the Forest Service, to ensure a complete, quality evaluation is available for public review.

Information on the framework can be viewed on the World Wide Web:

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