May 16, 2019 4:30 a.m.
Staff with the North Umpqua Ranger District in the Umpqua National Forest will hold a public meeting next week to share information on the proposed Swamp Creek Good Neighbor Authority Density Management Project.
Jennifer Christie from the Forest Service said the district is proposing a small-scale vegetation management project approximately 45 miles east of Roseburg. The project was selected as a prototype GNA project for the Umpqua National Forest and the Oregon Department of Forestry. Christie said the Good Neighbor Authority authorizes states to perform forest, rangeland and watershed restoration services on National Forest lands. The objective is to increase the capacity of the Forest Service to implement forest plans.
Christie said ODF will administer a contract to complete a required exclusion on 70 acres of commercial thinning in managed stands that are under 80 years of age. ODF will administer the timber sale and associated fuels work.
The meeting will be Tuesday May 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the North Umpqua Ranger Station in Glide. Forest Service representatives will be at the meeting to discuss the project, ask questions and receive comments.
To learn more about the Swamp Creek GNA Density Management Project, go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55936.