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Forest Restoration and the Upper Applegate Watershed

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Background

The planning process for the 52,000-acre Upper Applegate Watershed is a collaborative effort between stakeholders and federal agencies that incorporates an all-lands approach to address landscape resilience to disturbance and climate change. One objective of this effort is to identify desired values (based on a "nature's benefits" or ecosystem services approach), from which activities can be designed to restore or enhance these benefits and related ecological processes. Using this approach, the agencies hope to highlight the goods and services provided by forests to the surrounding communities. Collaboratively developed projects that recognize the connection between ecological conditions and a sustainable flow of goods and services form the foundation of this proposed action.

What's Being Proposed in the UAWRP?

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Provide Public Input on the UAWRP

The Environmental Assessment (EA) for UAWRP was released to the public on November 21st marking the beginning of the formal 30-day comment period. We realize that the holiday season is a busy time for everyone, so if additional time is needed to prepare your comments, please email dmickley@fs.fed.us

Comments will be accepted up until the time we publish a draft decision, which is anticipated to occur sometime in the spring.  For those concerned with the ability to object to the project or individual actions, the eligibility to object is established when written comments specific to the project are received during any opportunity for public comment provided by the Responsible Official.

"How do I submit a comment?"

 Comments should be addressed to Donna Mickley, District Ranger.

Comments may be delivered via the following ways:

Snail Mail

Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District                                               Attn: Upper Applegate Watershed Restoration Project                    6941 Upper Applegate Road                                                          Jacksonville, OR 97530

Email

Electronic comments must be submitted in a common format, such as an email message as standalone or with attachments in plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), adobe portable document format (.pdf) or Microsoft word (.doc or .docx) file. 

Email to: comments-pacificnorthwest-rogueriver-siskiyoumountains@fs.fed.us 

Include in the Subject line: Upper Applegate Watershed Restoration Project.

Emails submitted to email addresses other than the one listed, in other formats than those listed, or containing viruses will be rejected.

Fax Comments can be faxed to (541) 899-3888

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