Salvage dead trees to capture economic value; remove roadside hazard trees to protect public and worker safety; reduce fuels for future forest resiliency; improve roads for hydrologic function; and, enhance wildlife habitat.
within the Rim Fire perimeter
Districts: Mi-Wok Ranger District, Groveland Ranger District
Notice of Intent (12-06-2013) (PDF 197kb) The Federal Register Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Rim Fire Recovery starts the initial 30-day designated opportunity for public participtation.
Scoping Package (12-05-2013) (PDF 729kb) The scoping package provides information related to the proposed action, the scoping process and how to submit comments.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (05-08-2014) (PDF 9140kb) This DEIS describes a proposal by the Stanislaus National Forest which would: salvage dead trees to capture economic value; remove roadside hazard trees to protect public and worker safety; reduce fuels for future forest resiliency; improve roads for hydrologic function; and, enhance wildlife habitat. The DEIS discloses the direct, indirect and cumulative environmental impacts that would result from the proposed action, a no action alternative and 2 additional action alternatives.
Alternative Comparison Map (PDF 9007kb) Large (42"x60") plotter size map comparing the treatments proposed in all 3 action alternatives.
Emergency Situation Determination (04-23-2014) (PDF 538kb) The Forest Service Chief granted an Emergency Situation Determination (ESD) pursuant to 36 CFR 218.21 on April 23, 2014. The determination that an emergency situation exists is not subject to administrative review. With an ESD granted, the project is not subject to the pre-decisional objection process.