Forest Service seeks public comments on vegetation management projects

— April 12, 2013

The Shoshone National Forest is seeking public comment on a predecisional Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Greater Greybull Vegetation Management Project. A 30-day public comment period begins on April 15, 2013.

The Shoshone National Forest is proposing vegetation management activities on approximately 9,379 acres to:

  • Improve forest health.
  • Reduce hazardous fuels.
  • Create defensible space near valued entities at risk.
  • Improve wildlife habitat.

The project objectives would be accomplished through mechanical treatments, prescribed burning, wildlife improvement treatments, planting or a combination thereof. Commercial and non-commercial timber sales may make up a portion of the mechanical treatments.

This 30-day comment period allows the public to respond to analyses contained within the predecisional EA prior to a final decision being released. The predecisional EA is available for review at the Wapiti Ranger District, Cody, Wyo., or online at http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=37655

Requests for a hard copy of the document, information requests, or comments on the proposed project can be sent by regular mail to Amy Haas, Wapiti Ranger District, 203A Yellowstone Ave., Cody, Wyo. 82414, by email to comments-rocky-mountain-shoshone-greybull@fs.fed.us, by fax to 307.527.7158, or by telephone to 307.578.5237. Comments must be received no later than May 15, 2013.

As the nation’s first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.

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