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Prather-Medusa Landscape Restoration

The Forest Service is seeking comment on the Prather-Medusa Landscape Restoration project.

The project would include: thinning; biomass; prescribed fire; aspen and meadow protection; gully repair; dispersed recreation site restoration; riparian and special aquatic habitat restoration; sensitive plant protection; and, road/trail actions.

The Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for review at the Calaveras Ranger District; 5519 Highway 4; PO Box 500; Hathaway Pines, CA 95233, or online at http://fs.usda.gov/goto/stanislaus/projects

Prather-Medusa EA

The Forest Service will accept written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments on this proposal for 30 calendar days following publication of this notice in the Union Democrat (April 30, 2012). The publication date in this newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period for this proposal. Those wishing to comment should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source.

The regulations prohibit extending the length of the comment period. Comments may be submitted to Calaveras Ranger District; Attn: Prather-Medusa; 5519 Highway 4; PO Box 500; Hathaway Pines, CA 95233. Comments may be submitted by FAX [209-795-6849 or by hand-delivery to the address shown above, during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm). Oral comments must be provided at the Ranger District office, in person or via telephone at 209-795-1381 during normal business hours.

Electronic comments, in acceptable [plain text (.txt), portable document format (.pdf), rich text (.rtf) or Word (.doc)] formats, may be submitted to comments-pacificsouthwest-stanislaus-calaveras@fs.fed.us with Subject: Prather-Medusa. For electronically mailed comments, the sender should normally receive an automated electronic acknowledgment from the agency as confirmation of receipt. If the sender does not receive an automated acknowledgment of the receipt of the comments, it is the sender’s responsibility to ensure timely receipt by other means [36 CFR 215.6(a)(4)(iii)]. Names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposed action, and will be available for public inspection. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered; however, those who only submit anonymous comments will not have standing to appeal the subsequent decision under 36 CFR 215.

In accordance with the April 24, 2006 order issued by the US District Court for the Missoula Division of the District of Montana in Case No. CV 03-119-M-DWM, only those individuals and organizations who provide comments during the comment period are eligible to appeal [36 CFR 215.11(a), 1993 version]. Each individual or representative from each organization submitting comments must either sign the comments or verify identity upon request.

For additional information regarding this project, contact Kendal Young at the Calaveras Ranger District; 5519 Highway 4; PO Box 500; Hathaway Pines, CA 95233; or, call (209) 795-1381 ext. 355.

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