The Forest Service is seeking public input on a proposal to restore parts of the Siuslaw National Forest along with the Deadwood Creek area to restore terrestrial and aquatic habitats.
Based on conditions in the project area, the proposal includes, among other actions, noxious weed removal, planting of native species; thinning young, dense, planted forested areas in order accelerate the development of wildlife habitat as well as to provide commercial timber products; replacing undersized culverts with structures that fish are able to pass through; floodplain reconnection with stream courses; decommissioning old logging roads that are causing resource damage and are no longer needed; and arranging wood and logs in streams to create fish habitat.
“Like other projects we’ve done in this area public input is a crucial,” said Michele Jones, District Ranger. “This proposal was crafted and modified based on feedback we heard during our initial public outreach, public meetings, and field trips. We’re looking forward to hearing what people have to say about it.”
Those interested in the Deadwood Creek Restoration Projects can submit comments the following ways:
Hand deliver comments to the Central Coast Ranger District Office at 1130 Forestry Lane, Waldport, Oregon between 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday.
Mail written comments to:
Michele Jones, District Ranger, c/o Donni Vogel, Central Coast Ranger District, P.O. Box 400, 1130 Forestry Lane, Waldport, OR 97394-0400
Comments may be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project information is posted at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55601 and will continue to be updated throughout the course of the project. Comments are requested by April 15, 2019.