Author Topic: Kootenai National Forest Young Growth Environmental Impact Statement  (Read 867 times)

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Kootenai National Forest; Lincoln and Sanders Counties; Montana;
Kootenai National Forest Young Growth Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.


SUMMARY: The Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS) to disclose the environmental effects of commercial and
non-commercial vegetation management activities and prescribed burning
of activity fuels. Access management changes and other design features
are included to protect resources and facilitate management activities.

The project is located across the Kootenai National Forest Kootenai
National Forest, Lincoln and Sanders Counties, Montana.

DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received
within 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Chris Savage; Forest Supervisor,
Kootenai National Forest, 31374 US Hwy 2, Libby, MT 59923. Comments may
also be sent via email to; or via
facsimile to (406) 283-7709.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Janis Bouma, Project Team
Leader, Kootenai National Forest, 31374 US Hwy 2, Libby, MT 59923.
Phone: (406) 283-7774.
    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD)
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 20, 2014, Department of Agriculture
Secretary Vilsack announced the designation of approximately 45.6
million acres of National Forest System lands across 94 national
forests in 35 states to address insect and disease threats that weaken
forests and increase the risk of forest fire. The Kootenai National
Forest is the only forest in Montana that lies completely within these
priority landscapes. The Governor of Montana has asked that priority be
given to project development within these designated insect and disease
areas, and created his Forest in Focus Initiative to accelerate the
pace and scale of forest restoration in the state of Montana. The
Kootenai National Forest Young-Growth Project area is approximately
400,000 acres in size and is located only in second-growth; previously
harvested timber stands about across the Kootenai National Forest.

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