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Ranger District seeks comments on plans to thin 4,700 acres


June 20, 2017

The Sweet Home Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest is seeking public comment on proposed projects of young stand density management, conifer tree pruning, and wildlife habitat and forage improvement.

According to a scoping letter issued by District Ranger Nikki Swanson last week, The projects will occur east of Sweet Home in the Quartzville, Upper North Santiam, Middle Santiam, South Santiam, Upper McKenzie, Blowout, Thomas, Wiley and Calapooia watersheds.

A decision about this project is expected this summer, Swanson said, with implementation beginning late this summer.


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