Subsistence hearing scheduled for South Revilla Integrated Resource Project

Contact(s): Paul Robbins Jr.


KETCHIKAN, Alaska – Interested parties are invited to participate in a teleconference subsistence meeting for the South Revilla Integrated Resource Project, a Ketchikan-based project designed to improve forest health, restore fish and wildlife habitat, enhance recreation, provide timber, and increase economic development.

The subsistence hearing teleconference is Dec. 4, 2020, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. People interested in taking part should call 1-888-844-9904, access code 1629855#.

The staff of the Tongass National Forest decided using multiple teleconferences for public meetings and subsistence hearings would provide the public an opportunity to ask questions about the project while protecting the health and safety of all participants by mitigating risk of COVID-19 exposure. The calls are part of the USDA Forest Service process to understand and incorporate the public’s perspectives and concerns. Three calls were held in October, each consisting of a general overview of the project provided by staff of the Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District, and a question and answer period.

Project information, meeting announcements, legal notices, and documents will be posted on the project web page at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53477. Paper copies of the South Revilla Integrated Resource Project EIS are available upon request. If you require a paper copy or electronic media, or need additional information, please contact the Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District at (907) 225-2148 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The project involves a variety of activities on both sides of Carrol Inlet on Revillagigedo Island, yielding up to 91 million board feet of timber, upgrading culverts to allow aquatic life to move more freely and increasing access to Shelter Cove and Saddle Lakes recreation areas. To learn more, visit the story map: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/22d47ed3526e4d178e172cde6772870f.

For more information, contact Shane Walker at the Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District, (907) 228-4100 or email michael.s.walker@usda.gov.

For interviews and information to be used for publication, contact the Tongass Public Affairs Officer at 907-228-6201.

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