Public comment sought for Whiskey Ridge restoration

-- Bass Lake Ranger DistrictFebruary 27, 2013 

The Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest is proposing to implement the Whisky Ridge Ecological Restoration Project. The project is within the Willow Creek watershed and is located northeast of North Fork, adjacent to the community of Cascadel Woods.

The purpose of the proposal is to promote and maintain ecosystem health under current and future environmental conditions.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Whisky Ridge Ecological Restoration Project is now available for public review and comment at: fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php?project=37829 or in hardcopy/electronic format upon request.

The comment period began Feb. 23 and ends April 8.

The purpose of this comment period is to provide an opportunity for the public to provide early and meaningful participation prior to a decision being made for the project.

The Sierra National Forest asks those submitting comments to make them as specific as possible with references to page numbers and chapters of the document. Comments should address the adequacy of the statement and the merits of the alternatives discussed.

Those who provide substantive comments during the comment period are eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to 36 CFR part 215 regulations.

Comments can be hardcopy mailed to: Whisky Ridge DEIS Comments, c/o Dean A. Gould, Forest Supervisor, Sierra National Forest, 1600 Tollhouse Road, Clovis, Calif., 93611 or Emailed to: comments-pacificsouthwest-sierra@fs.fed.us (Please use subject line: Whisky Ridge DEIS Comments).

Details: Aimee Smith, (559) 877-2218 ext. 3151, asmith03@fs.fed.us

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