Carson City, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front Field Office has released the Pine Nut Land Health Project Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for review and comment. The Project area is located in the Pine Nut Mountains in Douglas, Lyon and Carson City Counties, Nev. BLM will accept public comments through Nov. 20, 2013.
The project would be implemented over a 10 to 15 year period to restore ecological balance, diversity and resilience to plant communities and reduce hazardous fuels to protect people, property, infrastructure and resources from severe wildfire. The proposed action is to implement individual or combined vegetation treatments on up to 24,654 acres in strategically located treatment units based on vegetation condition and objectives.
Treatments include: hand thinning and cutting of trees and brush; mechanical grinding, thinning and removal of trees and brush; prescribed fire; and seeding.
A public workshop will be held at the East Fork Fire Station on Nov. 6, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The format will be an open house with a presentation of the project at 6:45 p.m. The East Fork Fire Station is located at 2249 Fish Springs Road, Gardnerville, Nevada.
Hard copies of the EA and other documents are available at the BLM’s Carson City District Office. For additional information and maps of the Project area go to: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/
If you have questions, or to submit your comments, contact: Brian Buttazoni, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, 5665 Morgan Mill Rd, Carson City, Nev. 89701 or email at: [email protected]. Comments can also be faxed to: 775-885-6147 Attn: Brian Buttazoni.
Before including address, phone number, email-address, or any other personal identifying information in your comments, be advised that your entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While individuals may request that the BLM withhold personal identifying information from public view, the BLM cannot guarantee it will be able to do so. If you wish us to withhold your personal information you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment.