Hanna Flats meeting scheduled

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests is seeking public comment on the Hanna Flats GNA project located on the Priest Lake Ranger District.

The public comments will be accepted through Sept. 2.

The Hanna Flats project is a vegetation management project designed to address forest health, hazardous fuels, recreation trails and a number of other resource needs on approximately 2,839 acres within the 6,800-acre project area.

This project uses authorities from the Good Neighbor Authority in the 2014 Farm Bill to work with the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) to use personnel and resources to increase the pace and scale of forest restoration on National Forest System Lands.

Local landowners, environmental groups, timber industry representatives and recreational interests are participating in the development of the project.

Contact project team leader David Cobb at [email protected] or call (208) 443-6854 with any questions about this project.

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