The Gunflint District Ranger signed his decision for this project. The appeal period will end 45 days from the date of publication of the legal notice in the Cook County News-Herald. When the time period expires on a Saturday, Sunday or federal holiday, the time period is extended to the end of the next federal working day.
Table of Contents, Chapter 1 & Chapter 2 (PDF 1944kb) Chapter 1 - Purpose and Need: provides introductory material that explains the purpose & need for the proposed action, background information about the project area, presents pertinent laws & regulations and describes the issues to be addressed.
Chapter 2 - Comparison of Alternatives: describes the alternatives, mitigation measures and monitoring procedures used as well as a summary comparison of the environmental effects of each alternative.
Chapter 3 & Chapter 4 (PDF 2200kb) Chapter 3 - Environmental Consequences: describes the affected environment and the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects.
Chapter 4 - Lists & References: provides names of preparers & contributors, a distribution list and literature cited.
Twins Appendices (PDF 181kb) Appendix A - Roadless Areas; Appendix B - List of Stands and Treatments; Appendix C - Description of Treatment Types and Mitigation Measures;
Appendix D - Operational Standards and Guidelines; Appendix E - Economics;
Appendix F - Past, Present, & Reasonably Foreseeable Future Actions;
Appendix G - Management Indicator Habitats; Appendix H - Mature Upland Patches;
Appendix I - Biomass