Forest opens EIS comment period for Snow King

JACKSON, Wyo. — The public has a chance to weigh in on what it thinks are appropriate additions and expansions on Snow King Mountain as the Forest Service contemplates requests for amenities like expanded terrain, a zipline, and additional access roads.

The Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Snow King Mountain Resort On-mountain Improvements. In October 2019 the Forest released a summary of the draft alternatives that were developed based on public comment during the scoping period for this project.

The three main issues derived from the scoping comments are an interest in preserving the cultural/historic nature of the ski area, wildlife habitat impacts, and recreation demands. The issues identified by the public helped determine the focus of the analysis in the DEIS. The DEIS discloses the potential effects of four alternatives, including the no action alternative.

A 45-day comment period now begins. Comments will be accepted through March 16, 2020 regarding the proposed project. Only those who submit timely and specific written comments regarding the proposed project or activity during a public comment period established by the responsible official are eligible to file an objection.

Submit comments on the DEIS and mitigation ideas to: Derek Ibarguen, Acting Forest Supervisor, P.O. Box 1888, 340 North Cache Street, Jackson, WY 83001, Fax: 307-739-5010, or online.

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