UPDATE!!! The draft of the Pike/San Isabel Travel Management Environmental Impact Statement is scheduled to be released this month. If you aren't familiar with this issue, now is the time to get up to speed. The draft EIS will contain the various alternatives that the FS will provide, along with their preferred alternative. I believe the comment period will run 8/10-9/24 and that there will be public meetings in Salida, Pueblo, Denver and CO Springs towards the end of this month. As a refresher, this issue stems from a lawsuit by The Wilderness Society, Quiet Use Coalition, Wildearth Guardians, Rocky Mountain Wild and Great Old Broads for Wilderness, against the PSI USFS alleging that when the latest MVUM was created, the habitat of the Preble Jumping Mouse and Mexican Spotted Owl were not considered and that the USFS violated its process rules. Thus, up to 500 miles of off road trails and roads are threatened and subject to possible closure. This includes the entire 717 area and spans from the southern end of Rampart, all the way south the San Isabel, then west to 285 and north to Leadville. Pretty much EVERYTHING on the south side within a few hours of the front range is within the scope of this issue. https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48214&exp=location Lets get ready guys!