U.S. Forest Service’s stated purpose is to provide nearby and safe access to public lands accessed by Sand Trail, while improving critical salmon spawning habitat. Currently, there is no safe place to park vehicles and vehicles with off-highway vehicle trailers at the Sand Trail trailhead. The closest location to safely park these vehicles is 2.5 miles west from the trailhead, where both recreational and subsistence users are accessing public lands (at mile point 7 Copper River Highway). However, access to public lands at this area is restricted to subsistence users only, and the user created trails at this location cross and disturb critical salmon spawning and rearing habitat in the Ibeck Creek drainage. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) proposes to discharge up to 6,700 cubic yards of clean gravel fill material into 0.68-acre of wetlands in order to create a driveway and parking area for the Sand Trail trailhead. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-7), dated March 16, 2015. Please contact Shane McCoy at (907) 753-2715, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if further information is desired concerning this notice.
POA-2014-432, Scott River_PN
POA-2014-432, Scott River_PN Drawings