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USFS: ‘no significant impact’ in Mission Restoration Project environmental assessment

USFS: ‘no significant impact’ in Mission Restoration Project environmental assessment

The U.S. Forest Service has issued a “finding of no significant impact” in a draft of its final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Mission Restoration Project, a forest restoration plan affecting more than 50,000 acres in the Libby Creek and …
New comment period on Mission Forest Restoration Project

New comment period on Mission Forest Restoration Project

A new public comment period on the Mission Forest Restoration Project has been opened by the U.S. Forest Service, specifically related to a proposed amendment to the Okanogan National Forest Plan. The 30-day comment period began June 30. The Mission Project proposes commercial and …
Mission Project draft commenting extended

Mission Project draft commenting extended

A public comment period has been extended until April 1 on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Mission Forest Restoration Project. The 30-day extension is due to confusion about the publication date of the legal notice for the first comment period, …
USFS issues draft environmental assessment for Mission project

USFS issues draft environmental assessment for Mission project

A draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been released by the U.S. Forest Service for the Mission Restoration Project, which proposes thinning, prescribed burning, soil treatments and changes to roads on 50,200 acres of national forest land in …
Comments period extended for Mission Restoration Project

Comments period extended for Mission Restoration Project

The public comment period for the Mission Restoration Project has been extended until June 10 due to requests for additional time and high public interest in the proposed forest restoration project. Methow Valley District Ranger Mike Liu announced this week he would extend the original May 31 deadline to allow people more time to prepare their...
Forest Service sets public meeting to discuss Mission Restoration Project

Forest Service sets public meeting to discuss Mission Restoration Project

The Methow Valley Ranger District will host an informational open house on Monday (May 23) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Methow Valley Community Center Gym in Twisp to answer questions about the proposed Mission Restoration Project. Project managers, U.S. Forest Service specialists and District Ranger Mike Liu will be there to answer...
Public comment period opens on Forest Service restoration plan

Public comment period opens on Forest Service restoration plan

Public comment is being accepted until May 31 on the U.S. Forest Service’s Mission Restoration Project, which proposes forest thinning, prescribed burning, soil treatments and changes to roads within a 50,200-acre area in the Buttermilk Creek and Libby Creek watersheds west of Twisp.
Forest Service proposal for Mission Project due soon

Forest Service proposal for Mission Project due soon

The Methow Ranger District is preparing to issue a description of its proposed action for the Mission Project, a large forest restoration project planned for the Libby and Buttermilk watersheds. The announcement of the …
Recommendations for Mission Project go to Forest Service

Recommendations for Mission Project go to Forest Service

Recommendations for thinning and prescribed burning on about 7,500 acres in the Buttermilk and Libby watersheds were provided to the Methow Ranger District last week as it develops plans for a large forest restoration project.
Restoring the forests

Restoring the forests

In an era of increasingly large and destructive forest fires, a strategy for managing Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest lands to make them more resilient will soon be put to its first test in the Methow Valley. The nation’s dry forests, especially forests like …