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Oct 22 Jenny Gulch October 22, 2021 Comments Due – Jenny Gulch Gold Exploration Drilling Project

October 22

The Draft EA is now available for the proposed Jenny Gulch Gold Exploration Drilling Project (Project). The Draft EA is currently available for a 30-day agency and public review period, with all Project materials located on the Black Hills National Forest website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57428. During this time, comments on the Draft EA may be submitted via US Mail to:

Jim Gubbels at 8221 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702

via email (Comments-rocky-mountain-black-hills-mystic@usda.gov) with “F3 Jenny Gulch Gold Exploration Project” as the subject;

or by fax (605-343-7134).

Comments are due by Oct 22. Comments submitted are public information. This project is subject to 36 CFR 218 objection process.
Please Act Today to ask for an extension of time, so that we can do a thorough review of the document, and so everyone who wants to make comments gets the opportunity to make comments.  Please use your own words about your concerns.  Some possible talking points :

  •  The draft Environmental Assessment is vague and incomplete.  An Environmental Impact Statement should be done.
  •  Tribal consultation and protection of cultural resources are incomplete.
  • Raptor nests and a bighorn sheep birthing area and migration route would be negatively impacted.
  • The Forest Service must analyze all potential impacts of the project.  This has not been done.

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Date:
October 22