“Due to the high volume and complexity of the objections, I have made the decision to extend the resolution period an additional 30 days,” said Gustafson. “This additional time period will allow for a thorough analysis of the objections enabling me to provide solid guidance to the Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas regarding the project’s final environmental impact statement and draft decision.”
On November 20, 2014, the Rio Grande National Forest released the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) and draft record of decision (ROD) for the Village at Wolf Creek Access Project. The draft decision approved the land exchange to meet the legal obligation of the U.S. Forest Service to provide access to private property owned by Levell-McCombs Joint Venture.
The draft record of decision initiated a 45-day objection filing period, with no extensions allowed per Federal Regulations. The Rocky Mountain Regional Office received 20 objections to the FEIS and Draft ROD.
Upon completion of the objection resolution period, Gustafson will respond to each objector and may provide a letter of direction to the forest.