Disputes allegations of harm to animals, environment The U.S. Forest Service has denied virtually all allegations that the Mission Restoration Project would harm endangered animals and cause environmental damage. The agency’s brief was submitted in response to a lawsuit filed against the Forest Service by the Alliance for the Wild Rockies in October. The Forest […]
Mission Project suit calls for USFS impact statement
Main object is to stop new timber sales Logging planned for the Libby and Buttermilk creek areas would harm endangered fish, mammals and birds and violate environmental laws and the U.S. Forest Service’s own land-management plans, according to a lawsuit filed by a conservation group to stop the 50,000-acre Mission Restoration Project. The lawsuit, filed […]
Mission Project gets final Forest Service go-ahead
As soon as this fall, commercial thinning will begin on thousands of acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the Libby Creek watershed as part of the Mission Restoration Project, which got final approval in July to move forward.
The Mission Project plans …
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
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
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
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
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 comments after…
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 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.