The Forest Service will now accept scoping public comments through Nov. 14 for its proposal to develop a trail-wide comprehensive plan and associated environmental analysis for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. This extends the original scoping public comment period by 15 days.
The purpose of scoping is for the Forest Service to identify important issues and determine the extent of analysis necessary for an informed decision on a proposal. To learn more about the comprehensive plan’s scoping period and links to the scoping documents follow this link to the full press release: Region 6 – News & Events (usda.gov).
To learn more about the project, review documents, and submit comments go to Forest Service (usda.gov).
The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail was designated by Congress as part of the National Trails System in 2009 and is one of the nation’s newest national scenic trails. To learn more about the Trail, visit its website: Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail – Home (usda.gov).