The Nez Perce National Forest, Salmon River Ranger District, has prepared an Environmental Assessment to mechanically treat up to 1026 acres of vegetation. The Doc Denny Vegetation Management Project is on Nez Perce National Forest Land in the South Fork Clearwater drainage. The 4600 acre project area lies generally in the area between Mill Creek and the Grangeville/Salmon Forest Road 653 and south along Forest Road 279, in Idaho County, Idaho (approximately 10 air miles southeast of Grangeville, Idaho). The project area is located in Township 28 North, Range 4 East, Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, and 32 and T29N, Range 4 East, Section 27, 28, 33, and 34, Boise Meridian.
The Environmental Assessment, including maps and project details, is available on the Nez Perce National Forest website: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=35908; or at the Salmon River Ranger District, 104 Airport Road Grangeville, Idaho, 83530. Additional information regarding this action can be obtained from Ed Koberstein at the Salmon River Ranger District office, by telephone (208) 983-7010, or by FAX (208) 983-4099. The purpose of this comment period is to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed action and alternatives prior to a decision being made by the Responsible Official.
How to Comment and Timeframe Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments concerning this action will be accepted for 30 calendar days following the publication date of this notice in the Lewiston Morning Tribune (Sept. 5). Comments must be received by 4:30 pm, on the close of the comment period. Please submit written comments to the Salmon River Ranger District, 104 Airport Road, Grangeville, Idaho 83530. Facsimile comments may be submitted to (208) 983-4099. The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments are: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Oral comments must be provided at the Salmon River District Ranger’s office during normal business hours via telephone (208) 839-2103 or in person, or at an official agency function (i.e. public meeting) which is designed to elicit public comments. Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), and Word (.doc) to email@example.com. Comments must have an identifiable name attached or verification of identity will be required. A scanned signature may serve as verification on electronic comments.
Appeal Eligibility Only those who submit timely and substantive comments will be accepted as appellants. For appeal eligibility each individual or representative from each organization submitting substantive comments must either sign the comments or verify identity upon request. Further information on appeal eligibility can be found at 36 CFR 215.6.