Forest Service seeks comment on plan
MANCHESTER- The US Forest Service invites comments for the proposed Somerset Integrated Resource Project for the Manchester Ranger District of the Green Mountain National Forest. The nearly 71,000-acre project area includes National Forest System lands primarily in the towns of Dover, Glastenbury, Searsburg, Somerset, Stratton, Wilmington, and Woodford, but also includes small portions of Sunderland and Wardsboro within Bennington and Windham counties. The Somerset project proposal is now available for public review.
A public open house to learn more about the project proposal is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, from 4:30 to 7 pm, at the Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Avenue (Route 7A).
After a brief introduction, the open house format will provide an informal opportunity to ask Forest Service staff questions regarding proposed activities. Maps and information will also be available for review.
Written comments will be accepted during the 30-day public comment period ending Monday, April 29. This comment period is the only designated opportunity for public comment that will provide objection standing prior to a final decision for the project. A detailed description of the Somerset project proposed action, associated maps, and direction on how to submit comments can be found on the project website at www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53706.
A 45-day objection period for the draft decision notice will be provided to those who have objection standing.
For more information contact Jay Strand at (802) 767-4261, ext.5522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.