The DEIS analyzes the potential effects of proposed standards and guidelines to conserve, enhance or restore habitat for the Bi‐State Distinct Population Segment of greater sage‐grouse (Bi-State sage-grouse). The DEIS would amend the Land and Resource Management Plan for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and the Resource Management Plans for the BLM’s Carson City District and portions of the Battle Mountain District.
This extension is in response to the December 19, 2013 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend the public comment period on its proposal to protect the Bi‐State sage‐grouse as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
The proposed Forest Plan amendment is subject to the objection procedures of 36 CFR 219 Subpart B. (See 219.52(a)). Interested parties can find a copy of the DEIS for the amendment on our website at: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40683.
Comments may be submitted electronically by subscribing to our electronic mailing system. To subscribe to this system, go online by following this link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40683 and use the “Get Connected” tab on the right.
Written comments may also be sent to Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Bi-State DEIS, 1200 Franklin Way, Sparks, Nevada, 89431. Comments may also be faxed to 775-355-5399. Questions or requests for additional information regarding the DEIS may be directed to James Winfrey, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, at 775-355-5308.