PRINEVILLE, ore. -

Kate Klein, Ochoco National Forest supervisor, has decided to extend the comment period for the Ochoco Summit Trail System project until April 15, 2013, based on the high level of public interest. 

Project related documents may be found online at:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26807.

Comments can be mailed or hand delivered to the Ochoco National Forest, 3160 NE Third Street, Prineville, Oregon, 97754 (comments must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2013). The business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments are 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  

Oral comments can also be submitted to the Ochoco National Forest during normal business hours in person or by telephone at (541) 416-6500. Comments submitted via FAX should be sent to (541) 416-6695. Comments can be filed electronically at: comments-pacificnorthwest-ochoco@fs.fed.us. Electronic comments must be submitted as part of the e-mail message or as an attachment in plain text (.txt), Microsoft Word (.doc), rich text format (.rtf), or portable document format (.pdf). E-mails submitted to addresses other than the one listed above, or in formats other than those listed, or containing viruses, will be rejected.