Inyo National Forest snowmobile plan begins

Inyo National Forest is accepting public comment on its Over Snow Vehicle Use policy through Oct. 20. The new plan will determine where snowmobiles and other OSVs will be allowed to travel.

To open up the process, Inyo has release a sample plan that would permit OSV travel on 305,000 acres (15 percent of the forest), 1,400 miles of non-groomed roads and 107 miles of groomed trails. Additional alternatives will be designed based on public comments before the Forest Service makes its final decision. 
Popular public recreation areas affected by the plan include Lee Vining Canyon, Sherwin Creek, Mammoth Lakes and June Loop. The project documents and comment portal are found online. | bit.ly/inyoOSV