Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests seeks public input for fuel reduction, forest recovery project on 100,000 acres impacted by Wallow Fire

SPRINGERVILLE, Arizona , December 28, 2011 (press release) – The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning an “Open House” on January 4, 2012 at the Eagar Town Hall 22 W. 2nd Street, Eagar from 6pm to 8pm. The Springerville District Ranger and Wallow West Fuel Reduction and Forest Recovery Project team will be available to discuss the project with you in detail.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are currently developing the Wallow West Fuel Reduction and Forest Recovery Project. We are following the process outlined in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by conducting an analysis that displays the issues, alternatives, and environmental effects of proposed activities. The project covers nearly 100,000 acres of areas impacted by the Wallow Fire. One of the first steps in the NEPA process is soliciting feedback from the public. This is an opportunity for you to provide ideas about the purpose and need of the project and comments about the proposed actions. Your comments and concerns will help design the project.

The proposed activities and maps are available on our website for your review. Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/asnf/landmanagement/projects and scroll down to Forest Projects, Under Analysis and look for the project name. Public comments will be most useful if received between December 16, 2011 and January 18, 2012. You may send your comments and any updated contact information to: Springerville Ranger District, Wallow West Planning, PO Box 760, Springerville AZ 85938. Comments can be electronically submitted by sending an email to comments-southwestern-apache-sitgreaves-springerville@fs.fed.us.






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