The Forest Service proposes to thin about 250 acres of mature and over mature Douglas-fir and lodgepole pine stands to increase the spacing between trees and reduce susceptibility to western spruce budworm and beetles. Trees that would be removed include dead and dying trees infested with spruce budworm, Douglas-fir beetle, and/or mountain pine beetle, as well as live trees to achieve desired spacing. The Forest Service is also proposing a smaller stand regeneration harvest on 5-10 acres within the Bridger Bowl Ski Area.
Comments concerning the scope of the proposed action will be accepted through December 24 by submitting to: Bozeman Ranger District, Attn: Amy Waring, NEPA Team Leader, 3170 Fallon St., Suite C, Bozeman, MT 59718. Comments can also be electronically submitted to: FSemail@example.com or by faxing: (406)-522-2528.
Additional information and documents available for downloading can be accessed online at: www.fs.usda.gov/gallatin or by calling Amy Waring at (406) 255-1451.