The Red River Ranger District is proposing to rehabilitate the lower two miles of the Crooked River valley bottom with meanders, and re-align approximately 3 miles of the Crooked River Road 233 through the narrow canyon. The project area is located approximately 5 miles southwest of Elk City, Idaho.
A notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and proposed action was published in the Federal Register and sent to the public for comment on December 12, 2012. There is a 45-day comment period on the proposed action. To collaborate with the public, we have scheduled two meetings:
· January 17 – Supervisor’s Office, Grangeville – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
· January 28 – Red River Ranger District Office, Elk City – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The full proposed action, description, maps and further direction on submitting comments for the Crooked River Valley Rehabilitation project is available for review by visiting our project website: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40648; or at the Red River Ranger District Office, 300 American River Road, Elk City, Idaho; or at the Nez Perce National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 104 Airport Road, Grangeville, Idaho; or by calling Jennie Fischer, Team Leader at (208) 983-4048.
Following the comment period, the Interdisciplinary Team will be working together in 2013 to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Our goal is a decision in 2014.