Notice Of Proposed Action Notice of Opportunity for Comment
Skyline Tractor Salvage Project
USDA Forest Service
Manti-La Sal National Forest
The Sanpete and Ferron/Price Ranger District, Manti-La Sal National
Forest is proposing to salvage dead Engelmann spruce using mechanical
equipment. The proposed Skyline Tractor Salvage Project area is
located 12 miles east of Mayfield, Utah in T. 19 S., R. 4 E., Sections
15, 16, 28, and 29. The project is planned to take place during the
summer of 2010.
1) Remove all dead merchantable Engelmann spruce 10 inches diameter
and greater, with the exception of wildlife snags, using ground-based
systems on approximately 90 acres.
2) Post harvest weed and thin - Reduce the amount of sapling size
sub-alpine fir regeneration on the same 90 acres.
* Salvage dead and dying trees for site preparation of artificial
* Provide timber products to the local community and use the value of
the timber to offset regeneration costs.
* Reduce the amount of hazardous trees along forest roads.
* Reduce heavy fuel loading in stands to m aintain vegetation
conditions that allow fires to burn with lower intensities, in ground
fuels and reducing the rate of potential fire spread.
The public is invited to comment on our proposed action. Comments
can be either oral or written in response to this project. Comments
received, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be
considered part of the public record for this project and will be
available for public inspection.
The Responsible Official is Jeff Gardner, Sanpete District Ranger.
Please send written comments to: Jeff Gardner, District Ranger,
Sanpete Ranger District, 540 North Main Street, Ephraim, UT 84627.
The business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments are
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.
Electronic comments must be submitted in rich text format (.rtf) or
Word (.doc) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be accepted for 30
calendar days following publication of this notice in the Sanpete
Messenger and Sun Advocate. The publication date in the newspaper of
record is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period for
If you have any questions please contact Mike Scottorn, Project
Leader, 540 North Main, Ephraim, UT 84627 or call (435) 636-3327.
Published in the Sun Advocate January 26, 2010.
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