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BLM seeking public comments on proposed fuels reduction for Virginia Highlands in Storey County

By ThisIsReno

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The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Sierra Front Field Office (BLM) is proposing a 29-acre fuels treatment project in the Virginia Highlands, Storey County, Nevada.   The proposed project is on a BLM administered 40-acre parcel surrounded by private land wildland-urban interface containing numerous residences and  associated outbuildings.  The Virginia Highlands has been assigned an Extreme Hazard category in the Nevada Community Wildfire/Hazard Assessment Project – Storey County (2005).

The project is part of a nation-wide initiative to help protect communities considered at high risk from wildfire damage. Trees and shrubs in the project area would be thinned in a manner that creates an area where wildfire would burn with reduced intensity, ecosystem health would be improved and aesthetic values would be maintained.

Public review of the preliminary environmental assessment and comments on the proposal are encouraged and are due by close of business on May 28, 2010.  The EA is posted on the web at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_information/nepa.html

Comments in writing should be sent to: Tim Roide (Fuels Specialist), Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, 5665 Morgan Mill Rd., Carson City, NV 89701, 775-885-6106 (fax), or e-mail comments to [email protected].

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