KETCHUM, Idaho (News Release) The Ketchum Ranger District is requesting public comment with regard to the construction of three vault toilets on the Ketchum Ranger District.

The proposal is to 1) Replace the existing deteriorating vault toilet at the Greenhorn Gulch Trailhead with a new Sweet-Smelling Technology (SST) or like brand and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant vault toilet; and 2) Install two new SST and ADA-compliant vault toilets in the Warm Springs Creek and Corral Creek drainages to serve recreationists and dispersed campers.

All three toilets would be located within 50 feet of existing roads and would require minimal additional pullout/parking area creation to allow for parking, maintenance, and vault pumping. Barrier logs and/or rocks will be used to discourage public travel beyond any new parking surface.

Soil exposed during excavation will be reseeded with an approved native seed mixture and mulched with certified weed-free straw. Ketchum Ranger District Front-country Recreation maintenance personnel will monitor exposed soil for erosion and noxious weeds.

No increase in trailhead or forest use is expected due to toilet installation.

Comments regarding this proposal will be most useful if received by Aug. 1. Additional information may be obtained from Zach Poff at the Ketchum Ranger District, 206 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, Idaho, 83353, phone by calling (208) 622-0087.

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Comments received in response to this request for public comment will be available for public inspection and can be released in their entirety if requested pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.

For additional information about the Sawtooth National Forest call 208-737-3200 or visit the website of the Sawtooth National Forest.