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The Lochsa-Powell Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has initiated a scoping period for the Pete King Wildlife Restoration project, effective Sept. 6. At this time, members of the public are invited to submit comments related to the project’s Proposed Action. The scoping period ends Oct. 7.

A public meeting about the project has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. (PDT) at Fenn Ranger Station, located approximately five miles east of Lowell on Selway River Road #223. At the meeting, Forest Service employees will be available to discuss the Pete King Wildlife Restoration project, answer questions, and accept public comments and feedback.

The Pete King Wildlife Restoration project encompasses approximately 17,650 acres of National Forest System lands in Idaho County within the Pete King Creek sub–watershed, a tributary of the Lochsa River. The general purpose of this project is to improve quality of habitat and quantity of forage in the project area for elk and other wildlife species. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests proposes to meet project objectives through prescribed burning, timber harvest, and re–planting forest vegetation.

The Forest Service plans to analyze the project under a Categorical Exclusion. Learn more about the project and ongoing scoping period at the Pete King Wildlife Restoration project website: www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56079.

All members of the public are invited to attend the upcoming meeting and submit comments during the ongoing scoping period. For more information about the Pete King Wildlife Restoration project or public participation opportunities, please contact Chandra Neils, Project Team Lead, at chandra.neils@usda.gov.

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