Draft document for Clear Creek project now available for public review

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has completed and will soon be accepting public comment on a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project, located approximately five air miles southeast of Kooskia.


The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) was released on September 21 and is the latest stage of analysis for the project, which aims to address several management objectives on National Forest System lands in the Clear Creek drainage. A digital copy of the DSEIS is available for public review on the project website (www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=38021).


Public comments on the DSEIS will be accepted for 45 days following the date of publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register, which is anticipated to be on Friday, Sept. 28. Comments may be submitted by standard mail, e-mail, or in person. More information on how to submit comment is available on the project website.


The Clear Creek Integrated Restoration project area comprises 43,731 acres of National Forest System lands within the Clear Creek drainage. The project’s purpose is to manage forest vegetation to restore natural disturbance patterns, improve long-term resistance and resilience at the landscape level, reduce fuels, improve watershed conditions, improve elk habitat effectiveness, improve habitat for early seral species; and maintain habitat structure, function, and diversity.


For more information about the Clear Creek project or how to comment on the DSEIS, please contact Zoanne Anderson, NEPA Planner, at zanderson@fs.fed.us or visit the project website.