LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FOREST MANAGEM

80459 | 07/23/2020 | Ad id: 8-0000601966-01
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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF FOREST MANAGEMENT DECISION – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT – SANITATION/SALVAGE TREATMENTS, TIMBER STAND IMPROVEMENT, FUEL BREAK DEVELOPMENT, AND PILE BURNING

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Kremmling Field Office, is authorizing the cutting and removal of dead, dying, damaged, and wind-throw susceptible trees, through a sanitation/salvage sale or similar action, on approximately 162 acres of public lands in Grand County, Colorado (T. 1S., R. 76W., Sections 10, 11, 17, 20; 6th Principal Meridian). Following completion of the treatments, undesirable live trees would be cut as a post-treatment follow-up to the sanitation/salvage sale. These would be residual trees that would not contribute, or may be a detriment, to the future stand. In addition, 200-foot-wide fuel breaks would be developed on public lands along the BLM/private land boundary. Slash from these projects would be piled and burned and/or scattered across the treated sites. Noxious weeds would be treated to reduce their establishment, or spread, where they are found. This project will be implemented as a Good Neighbor project in coordination with the Colorado State Forest Service, and additional treatments are expected to occur on adjacent private lands. This decision is consistent with the Kremmling Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan (KFO ROD/RMP) approved in June 2015 and amended in September 2015. The BLM has prepared an Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact, and Decision Record (EA, FONSI and DN) and made them available to the public. The EA, FONSI and DN (DOI-BLM-CO-N020-2020-0003-EA) for the Sheep Mountain Fuel Break and Sanitation Salvage are available on the internet at:

https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/1503382/570. The decision to implement this forest management project may be protested under 43 CFR 5003 – Administrative Remedies. As outlined in 43 CFR 5003 (a) and (b), protests of a forest management decision may be made within 15 days of the first publication date of the decision notice and shall contain a written statement of reasons for protesting the decision. In accordance with the regulations, this notice constitutes the decision document for the purpose of protests, which must be filed by close of business (4:30 p.m.) on August 7, 2020, with the Field Manager at the Kremmling Field Office, PO Box 68, 2103 E. Park Avenue, Kremmling Colorado, 80459. As interpreted by the BLM, the regulations do not authorize the acceptance of protests in any form other than a signed, paper document that is delivered to the physical address of the BLM office within the 15-day period. Therefore, email, verbal, or facsimile protests will not be accepted.

Published in the Middle Park Times on July 23, 2020. 0000601966