Forest Service seeks comments on project near Lake Davis

The Forest Service is seeking written comments on a project near Lake Davis that proposes to treat conifer forests, aspen stands, and meadows on approximately 4,500 acres and includes mechanical thinning, mechanical fuels treatments, hand thinning, prescribed fire, and road maintenance, reconstruction, and obliteration. This is being called the Mapes Crocker Project Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA).

The project proposes to improve forest health and resilience, wildlife habitat, and water quality within a project area of approximately 10,600 acres on the Beckwourth Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest.

The Forest Service welcomes comments on the project, which discusses the need for the proposal, environmental impacts of the proposed action, and a listing of agencies and persons consulted. The EA is available online for public review and comment at the Plumas National Forest website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56644.

Written comments are encouraged to be submitted electronically by emailing: [email protected] Comments submitted electronically must be in plain text (.txt), rich format (.rtf), Word (.doc or .docx), portable document format (.pdf), or an email message. Please include “Mapes Crocker Project” in the subject line. Hard copy comments may be mailed to Keli Ward, Beckwourth Ranger District, 23 Mohawk Rd., PO Box 7, Blairsden, CA 96103.