Forest Service Announces Opportunities to Comment on Nation’s Largest Forest Restoration Project

From the Kaibab National Forest, 3/21/13:

Forest Service Announces Opportunities to Comment on Nation’s Largest Forest Restoration Project

Management of the Forests with healthy fires is a goal of the Four Forests Restoration Initiative.

Management of the Forests with healthy fires is a goal of the Four Forests Restoration Initiative.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Forest Service has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) that analyzes almost a million acres on the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests and proposes forest restoration treatments over a 10-year period.  The DEIS and associated documents are available at www.fs.usda.gov/main/4fri/planning.

The Forest Service anticipates that the Environmental Protection Agency will publish the Notice of Availability (NOA) for the DEIS in the Federal Register on March 29.  The publication date of the NOA will kick off a 60-day comment period during which members of the public may provide input on the document.

In order to provide information, answer questions, and solicit comments on the DEIS, the Forest Service has scheduled a series of open houses.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend one or more of these informational sessions.

 

Date Time Town/City Location
April 15 6 to 9 p.m. Flagstaff Coconino National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 1824 S. Thompson St.
April 16 6 to 9 p.m. Williams Williams Ranger District, 742 S. Clover Rd.
April 17 6 to 9 p.m. Sedona Sedona Fire Department, 2860 Southwest Dr.
April 20 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tusayan Tusayan Town Hall, 845 Mustang Dr., Grand Canyon Airport
April 23 5 to 8 p.m. Show Low Navajo Public Health District, 600 N. 9th Place
May 15 1 to 4 p.m. Flagstaff Coconino National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 1824 S. Thompson St.

Individuals interested in the 4FRI DEIS are encouraged to review the document online atwww.fs.usda.gov/main/4fri/planning prior to attending the open houses.  To request a hard copy or DVD of the DEIS or for additional information, please send a request to 4fri_comments@fs.fed.us or call Henry Provencio, 4FRI project leader, at (928) 226-4684.

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