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Forest Service seeks comments on proposed Upper Fryingpan Vegetation Management Project

Contacts: Brett Crary, 970-328-5899,

Kate Jerman, 970-945-3271, 970-948-1894 cell, 

Nov. 18, 2016 - The Aspen-Sopris Ranger District of the White River National Forest is seeking comments on its proposal to implement a variety of vegetation management activities in the upper Fryingpan watershed in Eagle and Pitkin counties. Comments will help the Forest Service complete an environmental assessment, which will be used to determine whether to prepare an environmental impact statement or a finding of no significant impact. 

The Upper Fryingpan Vegetation Management Project proposes to increase tree age and size-class diversity within the project area. Through management practices such as group selection harvest, clearcut with leave tree, and coppice cuts (aspen clearcuts), openings would be created that allow for the establishment of young trees. 

Written comments must be submitted by Dec. 6 via mail, fax, electronically or in person Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays, to: Karen Schroyer c/o Brett Crary, Forester/Silviculturist, P.O. Box 309, Carbondale, CO 81623-0309, FAX: 970-963-1012. Electronic comments including attachments can be submitted via
Persons commenting should include: 1) name, address, telephone number, organization represented, if any; 2) title of project for which the comment is being submitted; and 3) specific facts and supporting reasons for the Responsible Official to consider.

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