Jan. 10 public meeting set in Riggins

Comment sought on vegetation work for Windy-Shingle project

— Comment will be sought on a proposed Forest Service vegetation management project at a Tuesday, Jan. 10, public meeting in Riggins.

The meeting will be 6-8 p.m. (MT) at Salmon River High School, 711 Ace’s Place.

At issue is the proposed Windy-Shingle vegetation management project. This is a 23,000-acre area, approximately five miles west of Riggins, located entirely on National Forest System lands in Idaho County administered by the U.S. Forest Service.

According to the Forest Service, the area proposed for treatment within the project area will not exceed 3,000 acres. The primary purposes of the project are to reduce the risk and extent of insect and disease infestation of the landscape, and to reduce the risk of wildfire.

Meeting invitations have been mailed to adjacent landowners, government agencies and elected official in the area, organizations with an interest in public land management, and any parties who have contacted the Forest Service and expressed interest in the project. 

The meeting will be led by Forest Service personnel from the Salmon River District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, and by members of the North Idaho NEPA Strike Team, based in Coeur d’ Alene. 

For information: B. Craig Phillips, team lead, barryphillips@fs.fed.us, 765-7248.

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