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Forest Service Seeks Public Comment On “Three Fires” Salvage Project

Sonora, CA — Forestry officials are asking for public input on a salvage project in the Groveland Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest.

Officials say the “Three Fires” salvage project will be aimed at recovering the economic value of trees killed by fire and reducing the safety hazards presented by dead and dying trees along roads and other property.

The project will harvest about 900,000 board feet of timber from 195 acres east of Groveland where the Creek, Tuolumne and Early fires occurred.

Officials say the plan includes measures to protect wildlife habitat, soil and water quality.

The Environmental Assessment is available for public review at the Groveland Ranger District office, or at the Forest Supervisor´s Office in Sonora.