Scoping initiated for Somes Bar Integrated Fire Management Project

The Six Rivers National Forest, in collaboration with the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership (WKRP), has initiated a 30-day scoping period for the Somes Bar Integrated Fire Management Project Environmental Assessment (Somes Bar Project), as required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). This Act guides the Forest Service environmental analysis and decision-making process, and stipulates opportunities for interested parties to review and comment on land management activities proposed on public lands. The scoping period began on Tuesday, February 21, and ends Thursday, March 23, 2017.

During this scoping period, the forest will host a public meeting on Wednesday, March 1, from 5 to 7 PM at the Panamnik Building, in Orleans, with the WKRP collaborative group.

The Somes Bar Project is the outcome of an exciting community-developed approach to restore the process and function of fire in the wildland urban interface (WUI). This planning process was based on creating trust, using local knowledge and building lasting relationships between community members, agencies and organizations to accelerate restoring all lands across large landscapes, regardless of whether they are on public or private lands. Simply put, this project prepares the landscape to see fire again.

To review strategies outlined by the WKRP, visit For additional information on the project and the scoping process, visit

Western Klamath Restoration Partnership Group Photo – Fall 2015