The Sawtooth National Recreation Area will begin implementing the Elk Mountain East Vegetation Management Project

Release Date: Jun 12, 2018  

Sawtooth National Forest

370 American Ave

Jerome, ID 83338

 

             Media Contact 208‐423-7559/731-8604

         Julie Thomas

          June 11, 2018

 

                                                                            

KETCHUM, ID - The Sawtooth National Recreation Area will begin implementing the Elk Mountain East Vegetation Management Project this summer in the Elk Mountain and Dry Creek area northwest of Stanley. This project will treat up to 3,000 acres over a ten year period with a variety of silivicultural methods and prescribed fire.  Management actions will help restore the declining health of forest vegetation due to insect and disease infestations and long term exclusion of fire, reduce the effects of beetle caused mortality, mitigate the resulting high fuel build up, and enhance the ability to successfully manage wildfire.

 

The Sawtooth Valley Wildland Fire Collaborative was consulted throughout the planning process. The citizen led group is open to anyone and includes representatives from federal, city and county government, private landowners, businesses and concerned citizens. The goal of the group is to review and provide recommendations to the Forest Service for forest health and fuel reduction treatments, and other wildfire related issues for the Sawtooth Valley and Stanley Basin. Electronic copies of the project analysis and decision documents are posted on our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50867.

 

For additional information concerning this project, please contact: Michelle Erdie, North Zone Fuels Planner, Sawtooth NRA, 5 North Fork Canyon Road, Ketchum, ID 83340, (208) 727-5036.

 

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