Public input sought – USFS vegetation management north of Woodland Park

The USFS is seeking input on a vegetation management strategy including fuels reduction for fire mitigation. The area of interest is north of Woodland Park. Public input is open until March 22, 2024. MedWheel is not currently planning to submit comments on this item. Please see below if you would like to learn more and submit your own comments.


The US Forest Service (USFS) South Platte Ranger District had previously sent out public scoping letters on October 10, 2023, for the Lower North-South Vegetation Management Plan; however, a number of interested publics had not been included as recipients. In good faith, the South Platte Ranger District would like to ask for comments through scoping a second time, to ensure everyone who has an interest in commenting can do so.

The South Platte Ranger District is proposing measures to improve wildfire resilience in the Pike-San Isabel National Forests. The USFS is inviting the public to participate in the scoping of the Project—referred to as the Lower North-South Vegetation Management Plan—by reviewing information on the Proposed Action and the Project’s Purpose & Need, and by providing comments to the USFS on any issues or concerns with the Project area, the Proposed Action, or the Project itself.

This email, and the attached scoping letter, is being sent to you as an identified stakeholder for the Project. The attached scoping letter provides details on the Project and on how to comment and contact information for any additional questions.

The USFS has also established a Project website, which can be found at the link below:

Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands – Home (usda.gov)