Forest Service accepting public comments on Yette Project

Contact(s): Christopher Warner


News Release: Yette Project

Bradford, Pa. (February 12, 2020) — The USDA Forest Service is initiating an environmental analysis of the 29,410-acre Yette Project, located in Hamilton, Hamlin, Lafayette, and Wetmore Townships, McKean County, Pennsylvania.

The Yette Project, located on the Allegheny National Forest’s (ANF) Bradford Ranger District (see attached map), will bring the project area into better balance with goals and objectives identified in the ANF Land and Resource Management Plan, also known as the Forest Plan.

Within the project area, proposed actions will include:

  • Improvements to forest health through tree harvesting and reforestation
  • Treatment of non-native invasive plants
  • Stream restoration
  • Fishery and wildlife habitat improvements
  • Adding roads to the Forest Service transportation system
  • Decommissioning roads
  • Improvements to existing roads

Details of the proposal are posted at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57537

Public comments are important to the Forest Service and are most helpful if received by March 6, 2020.

Comments may be submitted via:

  • Mail: District Ranger, USDA Forest Service, Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Ranger District, 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701
  • Email: comments-eastern-allegheny-bradford@fs.fed.us. Please enter the project name (Yette Project) on the subject line and include your name and physical mailing address with your comments.
  • Hand-delivered and verbal comments: Will be accepted weekdays between 8 am and 4:30 pm at the Bradford Ranger District or by calling (814) 363-6000.
  • Fax: (814) 362-2761

For more information about this project, please contact Wendy Andersen at (814) 728-6165 or wendy.andersen@usda.gov.





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