The Camp Lick planning area on the Blue Mountain Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest entered the 45-day objection filing period for the draft decision notice and finding of no significant impact Aug. 23. Individuals and entities who have previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project during the 30-day scoping period or comment period on the preliminary environmental assessment may submit an objection.

The draft includes silviculture and fuels treatments, riparian and upland watershed restoration treatments, prescribed burning operations, the installation of an interpretive sign and multiple road projects. The project also includes forest plan amendments to change old growth boundaries to bring these areas up to Malheur Forest Plan standards, allow removal of trees greater than or equal to 21 inches diameter at breast height and allow harvest in late and old structure stands.

Specific directions on how to file an objection and complete details for this project can be accessed on the Forest Service website at: fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46219, or copies can be requested by contacting Hannah Smith at 541-575-3031 or hannahksmith@fs.fed.us.

Objections must be postmarked or received by the reviewing officer within 45 days from the date of the publication of the legal notice. All objections are available for public inspection during and after the objection process.

For more information, contact Hannah Smith, NEPA Planner, at 541-575-3031 or by e-mail at hannahksmith@fs.fed.us.

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