Details for NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Flathead Agency, in cooperation with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) Tribal Forestry Department, proposes to conduct a timber sale in the Eva Paul/Delaware Management Area (EDMA) on the Flathead Indian Reservation (Reservation). The proposed activities and associated actions would be initiated in 2020 and be completed by 2025. All follow-up activities on harvested units including pre-commercial thinning (PCT), slashing, spot piling, planting, harvest of nurse trees, pile burning, site preparation, and road work will generally be completed within five years of the culmination of harvest activities. Site preparation includes mechanical scarification and prescribed fire. 

The EDMA is located within the Jocko Landscape of the Flathead Reservation (CSKT 2000), approximately 9 miles northeast of Arlee, Montana.  Actions are proposed within the following sections: T17N R18W Sections 15, 17–22, and 29–31; T17N R19W Section 24; and T16N R 19W Sections 1, 2, 10, and 11; Lake County, Montana. 

The public is invited to review and comment on this document, which will be available February 13, 2020 at the following locations:  the Tribal Forestry Department in Ronan, the Tribal Complex in Pablo, the D’arcy McNickle Library on the campus of Salish Kootenai College, and the St. Ignatius, Ronan and Polson City Libraries.  Persons wishing to comment can send their written comments to Tony Incashola Jr., Tribal Forestry Department Head (tony.incashola@cskt.org) at 104 Main St. SE, Ronan, MT.  Public comments will be accepted on this document until February 27, 2020.

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