The USDA Forest Service is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to document and disclose the potential environmental effects of proposed invasive plant treatments on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Treatment methods would include manual, mechanical, cultural, biological, and chemical control. Combinations of methods may be used. Treatments would focus on 968 known invasive plant sites currently infesting approximately 5250 acres. The Proposed Action also includes an Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR) process to allow treatment of new or previously undiscovered infestations. Under the EDRR approach, new sites would be evaluated to ensure that effects are within the scope of those already analyzed in the EIS. A Notice of Intent will publish in the Federal Register on March 2, 2012. The scoping period has been extended to April 2, 2012. Previous scoping comments from 11/2010 Scoping responses are part of the Project Record and need not be repeated.
5250 acres of treatment across the Forest including 968 known invasive plant sites, and a total of 43 different invasive plant species.
District: Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest All Units