HELENA – The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is giving the public more time to weigh in on a proposed project north of Lincoln.
The Stonewall Vegetation project proposes to treat about 1,400 acres of forest to improve forest health and reduce wildfire fuels. The proposal calls for a mixture of prescribed burns, tree harvests and thinning.
A 45 day comment period was opened at the end of November, but the Forest Service said they are allowing an additional 24 days to make up for the time their office was closed during the partial government shutdown.
Now, the public has until March 25 to submit comments. You can submit comments several ways, including regular mail, hand delivered and email.
For regular mail, send comments to 1569 Highway 200, Lincoln, MT 59639. For hand delivery, deliver to the Lincoln Ranger Office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Finally, comments can be emailed to email@example.com.
You can read in more detail about the project here.