GMUG to Release SBEADMR 2020 and 2021 Treatments for 30-day Public Comment Period

Contact(s): Kim Phillips, Dylan Peters


Delta, Colorado, November 12, 2019 – On November 11, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests will make the fiscal years 2020 and 2021 Spruce Beetle Epidemic and Aspen Decline Management Response (SBEADMR) planned commercial timber sales available for a 30-day, informal, public comment period.

Treatments are identified for the Paonia, Gunnison, Ouray, Grand Valley and Norwood Ranger Districts.

  • On the Paonia District, the identified treatments include the following: Hubbard (2020), Overland (2020), Bald (2021).
  • On the Gunnison District, the identified treatments include the following: Rainbow (2020), Antelope (2021), Ripley (2021).
  • On the Ouray District, the identified treatments include the following: Big Park (2020).
  • On the Grand Valley District, the identified treatments include the following: Kannah Creek (2020), Neversweat (2021), Big Creek (2021).
  • On the Norwood District, the identified treatments include the following: Lone Cone Aspen (2020), Craver Creek (2021).

Descriptions and maps of the timber sale treatments, as well as a comment form, are available online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/SBEADMRimplementation

Consistent with the SBEADMR Final EIS commitment to provide continued opportunities for public participation throughout implementation, the Forest Service is seeking public input on these treatments for a 30-day period.  The Forest Service will accept input November 12, 2019 through December 12, 2019.

Please include your name and contact information with your comment in case further clarification is needed. Comments can be submitted to Clay Speas in common formats (.doc, .pdf, .rtf, .txt) with the Subject Header: SBEADMR via:

  • Email: clay.speas@usda.gov
  • Fax: 970-874-6698
  • Mail: 2250 South Main Street, Delta, CO 81416

Names of commenters will be part of the public record. For more information contact Clay Speas at clay.speas@usda.gov





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