IS 43 - An Evaluation of the Cache La Poudre Wild and Scenic River Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Study Report, M.J. Eubanks, August 1980

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Draft Environmental Impact Statement-Study Report (DEIS/SR) with regard to its adequacy as a water resource planning "tool." The primary emphasis has been to examine the DIES/SR in light of applicable statutory requirements and guidelines as set forth in: 1) The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and amendments; 2) USDA-USDI Guidelines for Evaluating Wild, Scenic, and Recreational River Areas Proposed for Inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System; 3) the National Environmental Policy Act; and 4) the Principles and Standards for Planning Water and Related Land Resources. This study is an attempt to evaluate objectively the planning procedures of the DEIS/SR and is not intended as an endorsement for either preservation or development of the Cache La Poudre water resource.