No changes in use proposed for popular backcountry refuges between Aspen and Crested Butte
By Summit Voice
The White River National Forest is soliciting public comments on a proposal to renew the US Forest Service Special Use Permit for the Alfred A. Braun Hut System (Braun Huts).
The Braun Hut System is currently permitted to operate six backcountry ski huts on the Aspen Ranger District, White River National Forest, and one hut on the Gunnison Ranger District, Grand Mesa-Uncompahgre-Gunnison National Forest. The current ten-year permit expires on December 31, 2011.
The Braun Huts has proposed that the Forest Service re-issue the special use permit for a new term of 10 years. No changes in authorized facilities, hut capacities, level of use, type of use, operating seasons, or any terms of the existing permit are proposed.
If you believe that you have information that should have a bearing on the decision to renew the Braun Huts permit, please submit your comments by October 24, 2011. Please include: (1) name, address, telephone number, and organization represented, if any; (2) reference the “Braun Hut Permit Renewal” project; and (3) specific facts, concerns or issues, and supporting reasons you feel should be considered.
Written comments may be submitted via mail, fax, or in person to: Jim Stark, Project Leader, White River National Forest, 806 W. Hallam, Aspen, CO 81611, FAX (970) 925-5277or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (please include “Braun Hut Permit Renewal” in the subject line). If you have additional questions about this project, please contact Jim Stark, Project Leader at (970) 945-3314.
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