End of the World is a roughly 20,000-acre logging project six miles south of Grangeville, Idaho, where the Forest Service (FS) proposed precommercial thinning, intermediate harvest, and regeneration harvest. The FS scoped the project in February 2018, and, without analyzing the issues, told the public that this was the public’s only chance to comment. The FS released the environmental assessment (EA) on October 10, 2019, which contains the first analyses on the project that the public has seen. The agency stated that this is now an objection period, however, limited to the issues and only to those who commented last year. This does not follow the spirit or intent of the National Environmental Policy Act. We encourage anyone from the public to submit comments to the FS noting that the agency must hold an open comment period. Comments should also include some of the problems with the project, including impacts to fish, elk, other wildlife, old-growth areas, temporary roads, and any known previous activities in this area. Project documents, organized by tabs, can be found here.
The Forest Service is accepting comments until November 12, 2019. Use the form below to submit them. Otherwise you can email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “End of the World Objection” in the subject line. Be sure to include your name, address, and title of the project. You can also mail your comments to Objection Reviewing Officer, USDA Forest Service, Northern Region, 26 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804. Please contact us if the Forest Service does not accept your comments and you are concerned about the project.
End of the World Objection
This comment form is now closed.
End date: Nov 12, 2019
Signatures collected: 6