Spruce Beetle Epidemic and Aspen Decline Management Response
6/16 UPDATE: The Forest Service has extended the comment period for the Draft EIS until July 31, 2015. The GMUG contains approximately 223,000 cumulative acres of spruce beetle mortality and 229,000 acres of affected aspen from the past decade.
A maximum of 120,000 acres of commercial and noncommercial treatments are proposed within defined opportunity areas; these areas range in size from 426,000-718,000 acres by action alternative.
District: Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest All Units