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Draft decision issued for Camp Robin project

December 3, 2018
Jeanne Higgins, Forest Supervisor for the Idaho Panhandle National Forests has issued a Draft Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact (DN/FONSI) for the Camp Robin project located on the Bonners Ferry Ranger District. The 45-day public objection period started on December 1. Project information is available by clicking here.

The Camp Robin project is a vegetation management project designed to address hazardous fuels, forest health and resilience, wildlife habitat, watershed health and recreation and heritage site management concerns.

The draft decision for the Camp Robin project includes approximately 4,891 acres of commercial timber harvest, 89 acres of pre-commercial thinning and a 386-acre prescribed burn unit. Road management activities include constructing approximately 13 miles of temporary roads, converting about two miles of old roadbeds to system roads, reconstructing just under 10 miles of road, maintaining over 54 miles of existing roads and storing roughly 12 miles of roads or road segments after project implementation.

Recreational improvements include adding a four-mile mountain bike trail, two trailhead improvements, dock repairs at Smith Lake and Brush Lake and improvements to the restroom facility at Smith Lake.

Bonners Ferry District Ranger Kevin Knauth would like to thank all of the stakeholders and the collaborative effort involved in planning the project.

The project was developed in collaboration with the Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative (KVRI) to complement other landscape restoration work in the Lower Kootenai River Valley. The KVRI collaborative consists of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Boundary County, the City of Bonners Ferry, private citizens, landowners, Federal and State agencies, conservation/environmental advocacy groups and representatives of business and industry.

For additional information or questions, please contact Project Team Leader Doug Nishek at dnishek@fs.fed.us or (208) 267-5561.

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