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Scoping deadline for beaver dam analog project BHNF – Silver Creek
June 10 @ 11:50 pm - 11:59 pm
Scoping deadline for beaver dam analog project BHNF – Silver Creek is June 10th (or 12th).
PHAS supports this project – beaver dam analogs, mimic beaver dams and help to retain surface and ground water, store carbon, clean water and provide for aquatic and terrestrial habitat for other species, especially birds. They can result in recovery of beaver, as beaver may move into the improved habitat that the analogs create.
This project is proposed by the Northern Hills Ranger District – see Anne Dunckel, hydrologist, 605-443-3073
For more information and commenting instructions: – https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/blackhills/?project=64119
WHAT IS THE COMMENT DEADLINE?
Please note the on-line commenting page says the comment deadline is the 9th of June. The scoping notice says the deadline is 30 days from the date of the letter, which was May 11th, 2023. That makes the deadline Saturday June 10th. Normal Forest Service day-counting rules allow you to move weekend deadlines to next working day (Monday, June 12th). We forgot to call the Forest Service to straighten contradictions out. We believe the real deadline is likely Monday & we suspect the FS is not all that finicky about scoping deadlines over a weekend.