A draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for the North Fork American River Trail project has been completed and is available for review and public comment.
The proposed natural surface trail would begin at the confluence of the North and Middle Forks of the American River and end at the Ponderosa Bridge, approximately 14.2 miles upstream. It could be used by hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers.
Bridges and stream fords, staging areas, a restroom facility, signage and informational kiosks are also part of the proposed project.
The Placer County Facility Services Department is soliciting the views of interested persons, agencies and organizations regarding the project. Copies of the DEIR are available for viewing at the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, or at the Placer County Facility Services office at 2855 2nd Street in the County Government Center, also in Auburn. The document can be viewed or downloaded online.
A public meeting is planned for Thursday, August 23, at 6:30 p.m. to share information and receive comments. The meeting will be held in the Planning Commission Hearing Room in the Community Development Resource Center, located at 3091 County Center Drive in Auburn.
For a map of the proposed trail, click this link: North Fork River Trail.
Written comments will also be accepted through 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. They may be submitted to the Facility Services Dept. c/o Andy Fisher, 11476 C Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603.