By Reader Staff
The Idaho Panhandle National Forests is seeking public comments on the draft environmental assessment for the Camp Robin Project located on the Bonners Ferry Ranger District. The public comment period is open for 30 days, with comments accepted through Aug. 17. Project information and instructions on how to comment are available on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests website.
The Camp Robin project is a vegetation management project designed to address hazardous fuels, forest health and resilience, wildlife habitat, watershed health and recreation management concerns. Public comments help guide the project. Please focus your comments on the proposed action and include rationale to help us understand your concerns.
Within the 42,000 acre project area, approximately 390 acres of prescribed burning and about 5,800 acres of commercial vegetation management are proposed on National Forest System lands. Kevin Knauth, Bonners Ferry district ranger, would like to thank all of the stakeholders and the collaborative effort involved in the project planning efforts. The project was developed in collaboration with the Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative to complement other landscape restoration work in the Lower Kootenai River Valley. The KVRI collaborative consists of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Boundary County, City of Bonners Ferry, private citizens, landowners, Federal and State agencies, conservation/environmental advocacy groups, and representatives of business and industry.
For additional information or questions, please contact Doug Nishek, Project Team Leader, at [email protected] or (208) 267-5561.
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