Coconino and Kaibab National Forests, Arizona, Four Forest Restoration Initiative
AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.
SUMMARY: The Coconino and Kaibab National Forests are proposing to conduct restoration activities within a 750,000 acre ponderosa pine ecosystem over approximately 10 years. Treatment areas are located on the Williams and Tusayan districts of the Kaibab National Forest and on the Flagstaff, Mogollon Rim and Red Rock districts of the Coconino National Forest. Project treatments would occur in the vicinity of Flagstaff, Munds Park, Mormon Lakes, Tusayan, and Williams, Arizona.
The objective of this project is to reestablish forest structure, pattern and composition, which will lead to increased forest resiliency and function. Resiliency increases the ability of the ponderosa pine forest to survive natural disturbances such as insect and disease, fire and climate change.
DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by March 11, 2011. The draft environmental impact statement is expected in October, 2011 and the final environmental impact statement is expected April, 2012.
ADDRESSES: Send written comments to
Coconino National Forest, Attention:
4FRI, 1814 S. Thompson Street,
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001.
may also be sent via e-mail to 4FRIcomments@fs.fed.us
, or via facsimile to (928) 527–3620.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Henry Provencio, 4FRI Team Leader at (928) 226–4684 or via e-mail at email@example.com
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