The San Juan National Forest seeks comments on a draft Environmental Assessment for the Trimble Administrative Site Land Conveyance Project. The assessment discloses anticipated impacts of the proposed sale, which would dispose of surplus facilities and retain the proceeds for investment into other local facilities.
This comment period combines public scoping and the 30-day comment period required under agency notice and comment regulations. This is the only public comment period that will be offered for this project. The comment deadline is June 4.
The assessment and instructions for how to comment can be viewed or downloaded at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45948.
The proposed sale includes three garage-type structures and six smaller storage-type structures on about 20 acres of land located one-third of a mile east of U.S. Highway 550 on Trimble Lane (County Road 252) about 8 miles north of Durango. The site has been used as a work center, horse pasture and administrative site, but all of these uses have been relocated.
If approved, the sale will be conducted under competitive, online progressive bid auction. The mineral estate and an absolute water right of 0.4 cfs would be conveyed with the property. The sale will likely include a deed restriction for protection of 0.63 acres of wetlands. The property is located within a 100-year floodplain.
If approved, advertising for the auction and how to become a bidder will likely occur in the fall or early winter.
For more information, call Shawnee Hinman at 385-1246.