The Caribou-Targhee National Forest (CTNF) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider and disclose the anticipated environmental effects of implementing the Grand Targhee Resort (GTR) Master Development Plan (MDP) Projects, designed to improve the year-round recreational experience. The MDP was submitted to and accepted by the CTNF in 2019. While most of these projects would occur within the resort's existing Special Use Permit (SUP) area, there are two areas along the southeast and southwest borders of the SUP area (Mono Trees and South Bowl) where GTR is proposing a boundary adjustment.
The publication of the Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS for GTR in the Federal Register on August 26th, 2020 initiated a 45-day formal scoping period. Information identified during the scoping period will be used to develop an environmental document that will analyze and disclose different alternatives for GTR's proposal. Detailed information on the scoping period is provided to the right under the "Public Involvement" header.
Additional information about the project, including a description of the Proposed Action and the Purpose and Need, is available in the Project Overview. Published project materials are available in the Project Library.
Project information can also be viewed via an online Story Map.
Note: this is not an official Forest Service website.
The CTNF is requesting your comments on any component of this project. The purpose of this scoping period is to not only provide project information, but to also give interested parties an opportunity for early and meaningful participation in the project process. Your questions and comments regarding this proposal are an integral part of the environmental analysis process.
Due to concern about the public's ability to review the project proposal and provide scoping comments, we are extending the scoping period until October 12, 2020.
Respondents should include: (1) name, address, telephone number, and organization represented, if any; (2) reference to the "Grand Targhee Master Development Plan Projects"; and (3) specific facts, concerns or issues, and supporting reasons why they should be considered.
Online Comment Submittal
Written Comment Submittal
Written comments must be submitted via mail, fax, or electronically to: Mel Bolling, c/o Jay Pence, Teton Basin District Ranger, P.O. Box 777, Driggs, ID 83401.
Virtual Open Houses
Please join us for a live virtual public open house to review the Proposed Action and resources that have been made available for the GTR MDP Projects EIS.
To join us Tuesday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m. MT use:
To join us Thursday, September 10 at 12:00 p.m. MT use:
During the meetings, participants will be able to chat to engage and ask questions.
Forest Service Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
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