Public encouraged to participate in virtual collaborative meeting for Limber Elk Project

   District Ranger Terry Nevius of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Red River Ranger District invites the public to a virtual, collaborative meeting to solicit input for the development of the Limber Elk project. The project proposes actions that would improve forest health in areas affected by insect and disease, and reduce hazardous  fuels in the project area near Elk City, Idaho. The District is seeking public input to help in the development of the Proposed Action.

     “We are continuing Forest operations in the field as well as our planning for future projects during this pandemic,” said Forest Supervisor Cheryl Probert of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.  “We plan to use existing, Forest Service-approved virtual communication technology to facilitate public collaboration on this project. We encourage public participation to help us identify potential issues and develop the proposal to keep the forest resilient and healthy and address public safety concerns.”

      The Red River Ranger District will be hosting an informational and collaborative public meeting on August 6th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (PDT). The meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft TEAMS technology. During the meeting, Forest Service resource specialists will share information on different aspects of the Limber Elk project, and meeting attendees will be invited to ask questions and offer feedback to collaboratively develop the project proposal.

      To receive Limber Elk project updates, including information on how to attend the virtual meeting on August 6th, participants must sign up to the Forest Service’s GovDelivery mailing list. To sign up for GovDelivery and take advantage of new electronic notifications, please visit the Limber Elk  project webpage: . On the right side of the screen, under “Get Connected,” select “Subscribe to Email Updates.” When you click on that item, you will be prompted to provide your e-mail address and select a password in the GovDelivery program. Once you have logged in, you will be able to manage your account by subscribing to projects by National Forest, Ranger District, project type, or project purpose. Select the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Red River Ranger District, and/or Limber Elk project to receive updates on the upcoming public meeting. Once you are subscribed, you will continue to receive all project information and updates via e-mail. Updates will not be sent via postal mail.

      Detailed information about how to participate in the August 6th meeting will be sent through GovDelivery. Information presented at the meeting will be available on the Limber Elk project webpage.  District Ranger, Terry Nevius, is requesting to receive input about the project by August 20, 2020.

      For more information about the Limber Elk project, GovDelivery mailing system, or the upcoming virtual public meeting, contact Jennie Fischer, Team Leader, at, or call 208-983-4048.