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This was emailed to KBC News 11/12/14

Comments due 11/14/14 on salvage logging of the Westside Fires

We only have until Nov. 14th before midnight to get our responses to the agencies.

Comments on the Westside Fire recovery project should be sent to the US Forest service in Yreka. 

Send comments to: Patricia A. Grantham, Forest Supervisor, Klamath National Forest, 1711 South Main Street, Yreka, CA 96097, ATTN: Westside Fire Recovery Team Leader, or fax to 530-841-4571. Submit electronic comments at the Klamath National Forest’s project webpage: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=45579 by selecting the “Comment on Project” link in the “Get Connected” group at the right hand side of the project webpage.

For further information contact: Wendy Coats, Klamath National Forest, Yreka, CA 96097. Phone: 530-841-4470.

Let them know that you support salvage logging of the Westside Fires Here are some talking points taken from their website that you could use in your letter or email.

1.       This project will reduce safety hazards to Forest users, adjacent landowners and Forest workers from falling trees and hazardous fuels conditions.

2.       The project will seek to obtain the maximum economic value from burned timber by offering a sale while the wood is still marketable.

3.        Ecosystem sustainability is promoted by increasing the likelihood and speed burned, previously forested areas are restored.

4.       The proposed action will treat a total of about 63,883 acres of National Forest System lands within the 214,848-acre project boundary with 10,600 acres of salvage harvest.




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