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Coyote Flat OHV Draft Environmental Assessment available for public comment May 18 to June 17

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Coyote Flat OHV Draft Environmental Assessment available for public comment May 18 to June 17

BISHOP, Calif., May 18, 2024 – Inyo National Forest (Forest) announces the release of a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Coyote Flat Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Enhancement Project and 30-day public comment period from May 18 to June 17, 2024.

Coyote Flat Newsletter

View the EA at: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/project/inyo/coyote-ohv and scroll down to the “Project Documents” Box folder widget. Follow the directions to gain access to the “EA Comment Period” folder, where the EA will be found inside.

The proposed action would improve motorized trail management and safety issues in the Coyote Flat area to provide environmentally sustainable recreation for multiple user groups and OHV green sticker vehicles in accordance with the goals and objectives outlined in the Forest’s 2019 Land Management Plan.

“Many of the official roads and motorized vehicle trails in the Coyote Flat OHV area are eroded, causing safety concerns and contributing to the degradation of natural and cultural resources,” said Taro Pusina, White Mountain District Ranger.

“By providing your comment on this proposed EA, you will help guide this project in the best direction for all who value and use this special area.”

Public Meeting: Thursday May 23, from 6 – 8:00 p.m.

Forest staff along with its contractor at WSP Engineering will be presenting the proposed EA, followed by a Q&A session, and an open house.



Meeting ID: 879 6944 9955
Passcode: OHV


Cerro Coso Community College
Eastern Sierra Campus, Community Room
4090 W Line St.
Bishop, CA 93514

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Only written comments will be submitted for consideration.

  • Electronic comments, in common (.doc, .pdf, .rtf, .txt) formats, may be submitted to: [email protected] with Subject: Coyote Flat OHV Recreation Enhancement Project.
  • Submit via mail:
    • White Mountain Ranger District,
      Attn: Alex Ertaud, 798 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
    • Or, deliver to the address shown above during business hours (M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm).

Names of commenters and their comments will be part of the public record subject to the Freedom of Information Act.


For more specific information about the project or how to provide comments, please contact

Alex Ertaud; call 760-920-0746 or email [email protected] and/or

Dannon Dirgo; call 626-698-2893 or e-mail [email protected]

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