Environmental Assessment for Tiger Mountain Trail Re-Route and Footbridge Relocation, King County, Washington (March 2011)
During the storms in January 2009 heavy rains caused a large landslide that destroyed a trail footbridge and approximately 80 linear feet (LF) of hiking trail in the Tiger Mountain State Forest in King County, Washington. The need for the FEMA action is to provide funds to DNR to restore the function that was lost with the damage to the TMT. The January 2009 landslide rendered the TMT between its west and east connections with the West Tiger Railroad Grade unusable by hikers and other recreational users, disrupting the east/west trail system connection. This Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to assist FEMA in meeting its environmental review responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500 through 1508), and FEMA’s implementing regulations (40 CFR Part 10).