The proposed action includes a variety of management activities such as timber harvest, forest thinning, tree planting, prescribed burning, wildlife habitat improvement, culvert removal, stream and riparian restoration, and road drainage maintenance and repair. Actions resulting from decisions made based on this EA would ideally begin in 2014 and would be implemented as funds are available.
The treatment activities would occur on BLM lands in and near the Chamberlain and Wales Creek watersheds south and west of Ovando and may occur on a cumulative total of up to 7,100 acres over approximately 10 years. The EA can be viewed on the Missoula Field Office’s website at http://blm.gov/rjld
Written comments should be sent to Rich Torquemada, Manager, Missoula Field Office, 3255 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804. Other questions about the EA can be directed to Steve Flood or Tim La Marr at the Missoula Field Office at (406) 329-3914.
Comments would be most helpful if received by Dec. 20. The BLM will not accept anonymous comments. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment – including personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.