Author Topic: Kootenai National Forest: Lincoln County; Montana; Starry Goat Project EIS  (Read 791 times)

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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, prescribed burning,
watershed and recreation improvement activities. Access management
changes and other design features are included to protect resources and
facilitate management activities. The project is located in the
Callahan planning subunit on the Three Rivers Ranger District, Kootenai
National Forest, Lincoln County, Montana, near Troy, Montana.

DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received
by December 7, 2016
. The draft environmental impact statement is
expected in June 2017 and the final environmental impact statement is
expected in December 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Kirsten Kaiser, District Ranger,
Three Rivers Ranger District, 12858 U.S. Highway 2, Troy, MT 59935.
Comments may be submitted online at, or by
email to:, or via
facsimile to 406-295-7410.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Miles Friend, Project Team Leader,
Three Rivers Ranger District, 12858 U.S. Highway 2, Troy, MT 59935.
Phone: (406) 295-4693. 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: The Starry Goat project area is immediately
west of Troy, Montana, and runs from the Kootenai River west to the
boundary between the Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The
project area encompasses approximately 90,776 acres (48,471 acres in
Montana; 42,305 acres in Idaho, all administered by the Kootenai
National Forest). Callahan Creek, Brush Creek, Ruby Creek, and Star
Creek are the major drainages in the project area; all flowing into the
Kootenai River at the project area boundary. The legal description
includes Townships 30,31, and 32 North, Ranges 33 and 34 West, Lincoln
County, Montana; and Townships 58, 59, 60, and 61 North, Ranges 2 and 3
East, Bonner and Boundary County, Idaho.

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