Tie Flume Vegetation Management Project – Initial Scoping Period

Contact(s): Chris Jones, 307-674-2600

The Bighorn National Forest, Tongue Ranger District, is seeking comments on the Tie Flume Vegetation Management project. The proposed project area boundary encompasses, approximately, 47,500 acres and is centered at Township 55 North, Range 88 West, Section 22. A description of the proposed action, including a map, is available for review at http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54192. If approved, approximately, 14,200 acres of potential vegetation treatments and 25,000 acres of potential prescribed burn areas would be implemented within the project area.  Vegetation treatments would include, but are not limited to, non-commercial thinning, commercial thinning, shelterwood, clearcut, and selection harvest systems. Even-aged treatments would include clearcut units that could range in size and may be over 40 acres. Additional activities in the project area could include construction/reconstruction of, approximately, 14 miles of temporary roads. Recreation and travel management opportunities will be identified throughout the scoping and analysis process.

Public input will assist the Forest Service in determining issues to consider in the environmental analysis.

More information about the Tie Flume Vegetation Management Project is available on the Internet at http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54192 or by contacting Chris Jones at 307.674.2627 or christopherdjones@fs.fed.us.

Please submit specific written comments to comments-bighorn@fs.fed.us with “Tie Flume Vegetation Management Project” in the subject line.  Comments can also be submitted by regular mail to Tongue District Ranger, 2013 Eastside 2nd St., Sheridan, WY 82801 or faxed to 307.674.2668. Comments can be hand delivered between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays at the above address. Comments will be accepted no later than 60 calendar days following publication of a legal notice in the Casper Star-Tribune.



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