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Deadline For Comments January 5, 2022 – BHNF Timbersale
December 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 5, 2022 @ 11:30 pm
Deadline January 5, 2022 – BHNF Timbersale
The Black Hills NF issued a scoping notice for the “Woods Project” on the Bearlodge Ranger District in Wyoming.
The Forest Service is proposing logging across 3,179 acres (~5 square miles) spread across a wide area which will include:
839 acres of thinning of mature trees only
588 acres of thinning of mature trees and smaller trees
1,340 acres of thinning of smaller trees only
412 acres of thinning in stands with uneven spacing
The project will require the use of approximately 35.5 miles of existing Forest Service roads that are closed to general public motorized use and 9.5 miles of roads that are part of the designated motorized trail system. Up to 7 miles of road would require reconstruction due to drainage problems or damage. No construction of new, permanent roads would occur.
The Forest Service proposes to approve the project via a categorical exclusion, so there will be no environmental analysis subject to public comment.
The public may submit comments on the 1.5 page scoping notice through Dec. 20.
The project webpage is here.
Attached find the project map
and scoping notice.