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Comment period open on USFS burn project
June 2, 2017
The Idaho Panhandle National Forests is inviting the public to review and make comments on the Snow Peak Prescribed Burn Project. District Ranger Matt Davis is the responsible official for this project and encourages public input to help guide the project design.

The official 30-day public review and comment starts today and is open until July 3, 2017.

The proposed project area is approximately 37,400 acres, of which 11,752 acres are State lands administered by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Approximately 17,260 acres have been identified for potential treatment.

The Snow Peak project area is located about seven miles west of Red Ives Cabin and 15 miles southeast of Avery, Idaho, and encompasses the entire Snow Peak Wildlife Management Area.

This project is intended to improve big game habitat by regenerating and increasing palatable shrub, grass, and forbs in the Snow Peak Wildlife Management Area. Reducing natural fuels and improving stand conditions will also benefit the project area.

Comments may be submitted to the St. Joe Ranger District office by email to, in person, or by phone.

Please submit comments with specific facts and supporting reasons for consideration.

For more information, please contact the St. Maries office at (208) 245-2531 or visit the project website at
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