A Colorado federal district court set aside the Forest Service’s approval of a land exchange to facilitate the Village of Wolf Creek development on Colorado Endangered Species Day last year. “The Forest Service cannot abdicate its responsibility to protect the forest by making an attempt at an artful dodge,” the court declared. Now, the Forest Service hopes to use the same artfully dodged analysis, previously deemed in violation of multiple federal laws, to approve a different means of providing the developers access.
The Forest Service is also trying to severely limit who can comment on this action by limiting objections to those who “previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project during scoping or comments on the draft EIS” in 2012.
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to comment on changes to their public lands. We encourage everyone to submit their objections.
This event is to help people form their objections.
When: Thursday, August 23, 5:00-7:30 pm
Where: Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd. Boulder, CO 80304
5:00 – Food trucks and socializing
6:00 – 7:30 pm Comment writing
Bring a laptop so you can submit your comments during the event! There will be FREE beer (while supplies last).
Be sure to register for the event so that we have an idea of how many to expect and how many materials to bring: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wolf-creek-comment-writing-party-tickets-49067810141
Please email Friends of Wolf Creek with a copy of your comments, so that we have a record of what the Forest Service is receiving (this is obviously not a requirement for objections, we would just really appreciate it!).
Can’t make it but still want to object?
Objection requirements, how to submit your objection, talking points, and how to write comments that stick can be found this webpage.
Submit your comments before the September 5 deadline.