The proposed action includes a variety of management activities such as timber harvest, forest thinning, tree planting, prescribed burning, habitat improvement, culvert removal, stream and riparian restoration, and road drainage maintenance and repair.
The proposed action is a result of recommendations drafted in the ecosystem assessment for the Chamberlain-Wales area, released last week for public review and feedback. Changes to this proposed action may occur in response to public feedback on both the ecosystem assessment as well as the proposed action itself. If a decision is made based on this Environmental Assessment, the actions would ideally commence 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 6,000 acres. The BLM may seek collaborative treatments with adjacent landowners if applicable.
The proposed action may be viewed on the BLM website http://blm.gov/p2kd.
Written comments or questions may be directed to Steve Flood at the Missoula Field Office at (406) 329-3914, or addressed to Bureau of Land Management, Missoula Field Office, ATTN: Steve Flood, 3255 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804. Comments would be most helpful if received by April 26.
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