Agriculture Secretary and Colorado Governor Release Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Col The preferred alternative identified in the impact statement provides conservation for 4.2 million acres of National Forest roadless areas within Colorado.
Environmental Impact Statement is published in the Federal Register.
There are 363 roadless areas across 4.2 million acres throughout Colorado located in eight National Forests, which would now be managed under the 2012 Colorado Roadless Rule. Future forest plans and revisions will be consistent with the provisions of the Colorado Roadless Rule.
The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to states and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.