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Public Review Period Ends May 5, 2019
The Four Rivers Field Office has started a public review period for the Ridge to Rivers Trail System Additions Environmental Assessment. Please submit comments by May 5, 2019.

The BLM will not reject public feedback outside established public involvement timeframes; however, these comments may be considered secondary to comments received in a timely manner and may only be assessed to determine if they identify concerns that would substantially alter the analysis presented in the EA. Written comments must be submitted to Brent Ralston, Field Manager, Four Rivers Field Office, 3948 Development Ave, Boise ID 83705. The office business hours for submitting hand-delivered comments are 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), Word (.doc), or portable document format (.pdf) to: BLM_ID_FRFO_R2R@blm.gov. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
 
For additional information on this project please contact (208) 384-3300. 
 
 
 
The proposed action consists of several components including four single track trails and one flow trail that would provide approximately 14.8 miles of new non-motorized trail additions to the Ridge to Rivers and Ada County trail systems, and further development of Cartwright trail head parking area. 
 
Single track trails (four) would be constructed, totaling 13.2 miles of which 8.1 miles would be on BLM managed lands.
• A 6.2 mile loop trail would be located mid-foothills (4,200’ elevation) with existing trailhead along Bogus Basin Road on City of Boise managed lands with connector trail to Sweet Connie Trail would be named the Hawkins Trail (1.9 miles on BLM). 
• A 1.8 mile connector trail between Femrite and Watchman trails would be named the Curlew Trail (1.8 mile on BLM). 
• A 2.7 mile connector trail between Bogus Basin Road/Dry Creek Trail junction to Peggy’s Trail (0.8 miles on BLM).  
• A 2.5 mile Red Hawk Trail would be constructed as part of the Ada County trail system north of Hidden Spring and west of Avimor communities (0.6 miles on BLM).
 
A flow trail would be constructed in the Hulls Gulch area of Ridge to Rivers Trail System. 
• A 1.6 mile flow trail in the Hulls Gulch area would be named Eighth Street Flow Trail (1.2 miles on BLM).
 
Cartwright Trailhead parking area provides access to both Polecat and Peggy’s Trail areas. Currently, about 8-10 vehicles and 1 horse trailer parking spots are available.  Trailhead improvements would include:
• Trailhead footprint would widen approximately 33 feet using fill material   
• 30 vehicles parking stalls and two designated horse trailer parking spots
• Accessible concrete parking stall
• Vault toilet with accessible concrete route