Forest Service to host a virtual Q&A on the plans for a vegetation management project on Ewing Mountain

Contact(s): Barry Garten 276-783-5196


Marion, VA, May 7, 2021— The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service is holding a virtual question-and-answer session to provide information about the proposed Ewing Mountain Project. The project goal is to improve wildlife habitat in the Ewing Mountain area of Grayson, Wythe, and Carroll Counties through timber harvest and thinning activities. The Q&A session will be held virtually on Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 2 pm to 3 pm.

Forest leadership and project managers will present information and answer questions about the project proposal. If you have specific project questions that you would like addressed, please submit them to Chris Brown at 540-953-3570 or christopher.j.brown@usda.gov by noon Friday, May 14. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions as they arise during the meeting.

The meeting will be hosted via Microsoft Teams, which is accessible for free on your browser at the following link: Click here to join the meeting (https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OGJjMTJiM2UtODA4Zi00YjU3LWEzNjMtMzg3MGU5YmRkYTFm%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22ed5b36e7-01ee-4ebc-867e-e03cfa0d4697%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2236230a45-0b93-48b7-8351-195a4237cc9b%22%7d)

You may also call in to the meeting at: 202-650-0123 (Toll) Conference ID: 398 908 612#

Any person requiring technical assistance or special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to contact Rebecca Robbins at rebecca.robbins@usda.gov or 540-492-1901.

The project is in the planning phase and we are asking for public input during a 30-day comment period that began on April 28, 2021. For more information about the project, see the draft environmental assessment on the project webpage: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=44665.

Comments will not be collected at this meeting as this is an opportunity to answer questions and provide information about the project. Please submit your comments at https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/CommentInput?Project=44665 or mail your written comments to:

Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
Attn: Barry Garten
3714 Highway 16
Marion, VA 24354

You can find more information about the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area by calling us at 276-783-5196, visiting our website www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj, or following us on twitter: https://twitter.com/GWJNF1.

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