Document - North Fork Skykomish Road EA Scoping Comments

Abstract

We are pleased to learn that the NEPA process is underway for the repairs to the Index-Galena Road at mile post 6.4-6.9. We support the decision to analyze this project through an Environmental Assessment as we believe this will allow all issues to be fully considered and reviewed while providing a more robust defense to any concerns that may be raised regarding this project. We strongly support restoration of vehicle access along this river corridor in light of its regional importance for river-based recreation. The river is a State Scenic Waterway and has been recommended by the Forest Service for Wild and Scenic designation in part due to its significance as a recreational resource. With this status, there are important considerations with respect to construction projects that could impact river values, but we believe the project can be designed to protect and enhance the river-dependent values unique to the North Fork Skykomish River.

Description

Scoping comments of American Whitewater on repair the North Fork road from mile 6.4 to 6.9.
Document author
Thomas O'Keefe
3537 NE 87th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 425-417-9012

Document Information

Filename - North Fork Skykomish Road EA Scoping Comments987.pdf

Size - 178.83KB


Associated Rivers

Skykomish, N. Fork WA
low
00h38m
low
00h40m

Associated Projects

Skykomish Stewardship (WA)
AW is actively engaged in the conservation of the Skykomish River and its tributaries and advocacy for public access.