Comments Wanted on the Vegetation Management Project (EA) Draft

View of trees in the forest.

Project objectives are fuels reduction, forest health improvement and watershed restoration. Activities include: Plantation thinning & windrow redistribution; fuels thinning; prescribed burning; and transportation management.

We are soliciting comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA)-Draft for the Acer Vegetation Management project on the Eagle Lake Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest. A comment period is being provided on this DRAFT EA pursuant to 36 CFR 218.22. A copy of the DRAFT EA is available through the Lassen National Forest website at:

This comment period provides those interested in or affected by this proposal an opportunity to make their concerns known prior to a decision being made by the Responsible Official. While comments on this project may be accepted at any time, only those who provide timely comments will be eligible to submit a pre-decisional objection to the project pursuant to the 36 CFR part 218 regulations.

How to Comment and Timeframe. Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments will be accepted for 30 calendar days following publication of this notice in the Lassen County Times. Because print editions of this “newspaper of record” are no longer available, the date of publication on the website at is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period for this proposal. You should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. Moreover, the regulations prohibit extending the length of the comment period (36 CFR 218.25(a)(l)(iv)).

Written Comments Must be Submitted to: Carol Thornton, District Ranger, Eagle Lake Ranger District, 477-050 Eagle Lake Road, Susanville, CA 96130, (530) 257-4188. The Eagle Lake Ranger District office is currently closed to visitors. Phone messages are checked regularly, however, so arrangements can be made for accepting oral comments. Comments may also be faxed to (530) 252-5813. Electronic comments must be submitted in PDF, rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc) to with Subject: Acer Vegetation Management.

For additional information regarding this project, please contact Darby Boe at A decision on this project is expected in the summer of 2021. Thank you for your interest in the management of the Lassen National Forest.