The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, May 28 at the Palouse Ranger District office in Potlatch (1700 Highway 6) to discuss the Gold Hill project. The meeting will be open–house style and Forest Service staff will be available from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (PDT) to discuss the project with attendees.

The Gold Hill project, located in Latah County in the far northwestern corner of the Palouse Ranger District, encompasses approximately 2,100 acres of National Forest System lands and is designed to improve forest health and ecological functions in the project area through timber harvest and reforestation.

The proposed action would provide economic benefits to local communities by providing marketable forest products, address existing and potential forest health issues, including disease and risk of insect infestation; and reduce fuel loading and the potential for high–intensity wildfire in the area.

More information about the Gold Hill project is available online at www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56043.

Questions about the project or the upcoming public meeting can be directed to Chandra Neils, NEPA Coordinator, at chandra.neils@usda.gov.

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