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Comments sought on fuelwood project

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Tongass National Forest officials seeking comments on a proposed Brown Mountain Fuelwood Project.

The project, which is “intended to provide opportunities to small commercial operators to harvest trees for fuelwood and other specialty products for purchase,” would provide both green and dead trees from 62 acres of National Forest System lands along Brown Mountain Road (National Forest Road 8005100 on Revillagigedo Island.

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input to assist its interdisciplinary team in identifying and addressing issues and concerns related to the proposed project.

Details about the proposed project are available on the Forest Service website at: www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54628.

The comment period ends on Oct. 17.

Written comments can be sent by mail to: Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District, Attn: Brown Mountain Fuelwood Project, 3031 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan, AK 99901; hand delivered to the Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except on federal holidays); or emailed to comments-alaska-tongass-ketchikan-mistyfiord@fs.fed.us and include Brown Mountain Fuelwood Project in the subject line.