Exploratory Drilling Project informational meeting set

By Reader Staff

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests will be hosting an informational meeting about the Green Mountain Exploratory Drilling Project Plan of Operations. The public meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sandpoint Ranger District Office, 1602 Ontario St. The meeting will allow the public to learn and ask questions about the proposed project.

A map of the proposed exploratory drilling. Courtesy Google Maps.

Pend Oreille Silica Inc. has requested to conduct exploratory drilling on National Forest System lands. The company has proposed one site for exploration from which two exploratory holes will be drilled to a maximum depth of 200 feet. The project area is located within the Sand Creek-Lake Pend Oreille watershed on the Sandpoint Ranger District.  All lands disturbed during the activities in this proposal would be reclaimed, and disturbed areas would be reseeded.

For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52562 or contact Courtney Priddy at (208) 765-7207.

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