Interim Rule Suspending Road Construction in Unroaded Areas of National Forest System Land: Environmental Assessment
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office, 1999 - Forest roads - 41 pages
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Page 43 - construction" means the supervising, inspecting, actual building, and all expenses incidental to the construction or reconstruction of a highway, including locating, surveying, and mapping (including the establishment of temporary and permanent geodetic markers in accordance with specifications of the Coast and Geodetic Survey in the Department of Commerce), costs of rights-of-way, and elimination of hazards of railway grade crossings. The term "county...
Page 4 - A road is needed to protect public health and safety in cases of an imminent threat of flood, fire, or other catastrophic event, that without intervention would cause the loss of life or property.
Page 43 - maintenance" means the preservation of the entire highway, including surface, shoulders, roadsides, structures, and such traffic-control devices as are necessary for its safe and efficient utilization. The term "park roads and trails...
Page 43 - Undeveloped federal land within which there are no improved roads or roads maintained for travel by means of motorized vehicles intended for highway use.
Page 41 - Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Office of Territories.
Page iv - Technical Report, Report 4 of 5, July 1996; (4) All National Forest System unroaded areas greater than 1,000 acres that are contiguous to congressionallydesignated wilderness areas or that are contiguous to Federally-administered components of the National Wild and Scenic River System (16 USC 1274) which are classified as Wild; and (5) All National Forest System unroaded areas greater than 1,000 acres that are contiguous to unroaded areas of 5,000 acres or more on other federal lands. (c) Exemptions....
Page 43 - ... and usually connect with public highways or other forest arterial roads to form an integrated network of primary travel routes. The location and standard are often determined by a demand for maximum mobility and travel efficiency rather than specific resource management service.
Page 39 - Act of 1964 and required federal agencies "to achieve environmental justice by identifying and addressing disproportionately high and adverse human health and environmental effects, including the interrelated social and economic effects of their programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations in the United States.
Page 59 - ... society's demand for wood. Forest Stewardship Purpose Sales include timber sales being made primarily to help achieve desired ecological conditions and/or to attain some nontimber resource objective such as improving forest health or reducing forest fuels. Personal Use Purposes Sales include sales being made primarily to supply firewood, Christmas trees, and other miscellaneous forest products to individuals for their own consumption. Changes in the makeup of the timber offered, sold, and harvested...