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Chimera Timber Sale Comment Deadline 4/7/23
April 7, 2023 @ 11:30 pm - 11:50 pm
“The project area encompasses a total of 55,159 acres (includes 15,942 acres of private) in the northeastern corner of the Northern Hills Ranger District, east of the communities of Lead and Deadwood, and south and west of the Interstate 90 corridor, which includes the communities of Whitewood, Sturgis, and Tilford. Major geographical features located within the project area include Vanocker Canyon, Deadman Mountain, Dome Mountain, Crook Mountain, Veterans Peak, and Strawberry Ridge.
The purpose of the Chimera project is to increase the resiliency of forest landscapes and communities to wildfire, decrease the impacts of wildfires within the wildland urban interface, and allow for an effective and safe response to wildfires when they occur by implementing vegetation treatments that would reduce ladder fuels, thin dense pine stands, and promote the expansion of hardwood stands and meadows while working toward management area objectives within the project area.”
The most efficient method of submitting comments on this draft EA is by visiting the project website (https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61689) and clicking the “Comment/Object on Project” link. You may also submit comments to the project leader, Chris Stores, by mail, phone, or fax to: