Grassland Enhancement Project

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Plant native warm season grasses and pollinator mix on up to 450 acres of grasslands over a 15-year period using activities such as prescribe burning, herbicide (glyphosate product), no-till equipment and mowing.

Location Summary

Towns of Hector, Lodi, and Covert

District: Hector Ranger District

Project Documents

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  • Date Uploaded

    Scoping

    • 11-19-2019

      Legal Notice (PDF 180kb)
      Legal Notice published in newspaper of record dated November 19, 2019.

    • 11-19-2019

      Scoping Letter (PDF 480kb)
      Letter dated November 19, 2019 from District Ranger, Jodie Vanselow, inviting public comments during the comment period ending December 20, 2019. Includes direction for how to submit comments.

    • 11-19-2019

      Scoping Information (PDF 350kb)
      Detailed information regarding the proposed action.

    • 11-19-2019

      Project Map (PDF 756kb)
      Map of the project area

  • Date Uploaded

    Analysis

    • 07-22-2020

      Environmental Assessment (PDF 1133kb)
      Grassland Enhancement Project Environmental Assessment dated July 2020.

    • 07-22-2020

      Cover Letter (PDF 178kb)
      Letter dated July 22, 2020 from District Ranger, Jodie Vanselow, inviting public comments during the comment period ending August 21, 2020. Includes direction for how to submit comments. This is the last designated opportunity for public comment to obtain objection standing for the issuance of the draft decision notice.

    • 07-24-2020

      Project Map (PDF 771kb)
      Map of the project area.

  • Date Uploaded

    Decision

    • 09-14-2020

      Final Environmental Assessment (PDF 1138kb)
      Grassland Enhancement Project Final Environmental Assessment dated September 2020.

    • 09-14-2020

      Project Map (PDF 756kb)
      Map of the project area.

    • 09-14-2020

      Legal Notice (PDF 119kb)
      Legal notice published in the Ithaca Journal on September 12, 2020 triggering the start of the 45-day objection period ending October 27, 2020 for the Grassland Enhancement Project Draft Decision Notice and Final Environmental Assessment.

    • 11-05-2020

      Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF 535kb)
      Final Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact signed by District Ranger Jodie Vanselow dated November 4, 2020.

    • 11-05-2020

      Cover Letter (PDF 117kb)
      Letter announcing the approval of the Decision Notice.

    • 11-05-2020

      Draft Decision Notice (PDF 1009kb)
      Draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact dated September 2020.

    • 11-05-2020

      Cover Letter (PDF 329kb)
      Cover letter providing notification for availability of the Environmental Assessment, Draft Decision Notice and other supporting documents. Provides direction for submitting objections during the 45-day objection period.

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