Talking points for you to consider:
- This sale would log in the Selway and Middle Fork Wild & Scenic River Corridors. Yet, the Forest Service does not show how this will enhance the Wild & Scenic River. This would include helicopter landings inside the wild and scenic river corridor. About 170-acres in the corridor(s) would be logged.
- This sale would also obliterate the Middle Fork Roadless Area, which was studied in the 1987 Nez Perce National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (the Forest Plan). The Forest Service did not recognize the roadless area in the 2008 Idaho Roadless Rule, though it is largely still roadless.
- The worst time to log, according to several scientific studies, is after a fire. Fires are natural, but the land needs time to heal. Learn more about post-fire logging.
- The Forest Service has not demonstrated that the sale would meet forest plan fish habitat and water quality objectives. The limited data that are available suggest that the sale won’t meet those standards.
- The proposed action would build 4-miles of new roads and 1-mile of tractor trail (essentially a road) and log nearly 3,000-acres of land.
- This is a massive timber sale, not far from the Clear Creek Sale, which the Nez Perce Tribe and FOC objected to.
Send comments by May 18 via email or mail to:
Mosoe Creek Ranger District
ATTN: Johnson Bar Fire Salvage Project Responsible Official
831 Selway Road
Kooskia, ID 83539