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Saddle Lakes Project Record of Decisions signed


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KETCHIKAN, Alaska–The Tongass National Forest announces the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Saddle Lakes Project on the Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District was signed on March 14, 2016. The project area is located on Revillagigedo Island about 14 miles northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska, between George and Carroll Inlets.

This decision authorizes a right-of-way (ROW), about 300 feet wide by about one mile, to the State of Alaska to construct, operate, and maintain a single lane public road connecting the Ketchikan and Shelter Cove road systems. Also, the partial barrier to fish passage on Salt Creek will be modified to improve access for coho salmon and steelhead trout.

The decision defers all timber harvest, road construction associated with the timber harvest, and the two Forest Plan amendments discussed in the draft ROD in response to objections received related to the draft.

“The ROD is available online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=38990” said Planning Staff Officer Daryl A. Bingham. “Hardcopy versions may be review at the Ketchikan-Misty Fiords District Office. To request a hard copy or CD of the document contact me at darylabingham@fs.fed.us or 907-228-4114.”

For more information, contact Ketchikan-Misty Fiords District Ranger Jeff DeFreest at jdefreest@fs.fed.us or 907-225-2148.

 

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