A draft decision designed to reduce the risk of insect and disease infestation, wildfire to local communities and surrounding federal lands, improve water quality and aquatic habitats and restore forest vegetation, dry meadows, and grasslands to a healthy condition is available for public objection.
Forest Supervisor Cheryl Probert of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has prepared a final Environmental Assessment and draft Decision Notice and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the End of the World project based on the analysis conducted by an interdisciplinary team and public input.
The 49,565-acre project area is located approximately six miles south of Grangeville. The project lies entirely within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) for the Grangeville area.
“The actions of the plan include management of vegetation through timber harvest, fuels treatments, grassland treatment and completing associated road activities such as new road construction, reconstruction, improvement, maintenance, gravel placement, culvert replacement (or removal) and road decommissioning,” said Team Leader Zoanne Anderson.
The End of the World project is subject to the objection process, Anderson said. Those individuals or entities who previously submitted comments during the scoping and comment period on the Proposed Action are eligible to file an objection. Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted timely, specific written comments regarding the proposed project.
Objections, including attachments, must be filed via mail, express delivery, or messenger service; to Objection Reviewing Officer, USDA Forest Service, Northern Region, 26 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804; FAX to (406) 329-3411; email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “End of the World Project Objection” in the subject line or by hand delivery (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays at the address above).
Documents are available to review online at the project webpage: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52541. A notice of document availability was sent to those who submitted specific written comments in response to the 30-day comment period on the proposed action in February – March 2018.
For information, please contact Zoanne Anderson at Zoanne.email@example.com.