Public Comment Period Extended for Stella Landscape Restoration Project

Release Date: Jun 4, 2018  

Contact(s): Virginia Gibbons (541) 618-2113 vgibbons@fs.fed.us


Public Comment Period Extended for Stella Landscape Restoration Project

 

Prospect, OR – The public comment period for the Stella Landscape Restoration Project has been extended.  The initial comment period was slated to end on June 11, 2018. However, due to an incorrect project web site being printed in the Federal Register Notice, the comment period is being extended.  The extended 30-day comment period will start once the new Federal Register Notice is published, which is expected to occur on June 6, 2018. The FRN will publish in the paper of record, the Medford Mail Tribune. 

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We want to make sure that those who choose to comment have adequate opportunity” said District Ranger Dave Palmer.

The project area is approximately 60,000 acres located primarily on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in Jackson County with 4,000 acres located on the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest. The project includes thinning, prescribed fire, special habitat and wildlife restoration, culvert replacement and stream restoration.

A public field trip is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6 from the Prospect Ranger Station. Those interested in attending should RSVP to the Environmental Coordinator (see below).

Individuals and organizations who have already submitted comments do not need to resubmit.  For those who would like to comment on the Stella project, please send written comments to David Palmer, District Ranger, High Cascades Ranger District, 47201 Hwy 62, Prospect, OR 97536. Comments may be submitted electronically at comments-pacificnorthwest-rogueriver-highcascades@fs.fed.us Comments may also be sent via facsimile to 541-560-3444 or submitted in person during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the address listed above.

For more information, please contact Anne Trapanese, Environmental Coordinator atrapanese@fs.fed.us or 541-560-3433. For a copy of the scoping letter, go to https://tinyurl.com/yc44al3t  or visit our website at https://tinyurl.com/y8zue8qb

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