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Forest Service Seeks Input For Fuels Projects

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

The USFS/Comanche National Grassland is seeking public input on
their proposed fuels projects.

The USDA Forest Service - Comanche National Grassland is interested in receiving comments on the following proposed projects. Prescribed burning, mechanical mowing and discing will be used for vegetation enhancement. Total acreage targeted for treatment is approximately four thousand five hundred (4500) acres.

Prescribed burns reduce hazardous fuels in pastures and next to public roadways that may carry wildland fires into adjacent areas and threaten structures and livestock. Furthermore, prescribed fires reduce risks to firefighters that suppress wildland fires. There are added benefits to wildlife
and livestock. Burning of decadent vegetation will stimulate new growth in plants by recycling nutrients.

Mechanical treatments will include mowing and/or discing lines around burn perimeters which will facilitate safer and more efficient burning.

Public comments concerning this proposed project will be accepted through the thirty (30) day review period which will begin when this Legal Notice is published in the Plainsman Herald newspaper in Springfield, Colorado.

Treatments are targeted in the following areas:
- Galleta Allotment: T33S R48W Sec 22
- Cholla Allotment: T33S R49W Sec 33 and 34; T34S R49W Sec 3 and 4
- Fallas Mesa Allotment: T32S R54W Sec 20 and 21
- O.U. Creek Allotment: T31S R51W Sec 28 and 29

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- Vilas Grade Allotment: T31S R45W Sec 25, 26, and 36
- Villegreen Allotment: T32S R55W Sec 26
- Aubrey Trail Allotment: T34S R45W Sec 33, 34 and 36; T35S R45W Sec 1, 2. 3, 4 and 5
- Claricy Allotment: T32S R53W Sec 10 and 15
- Mount Carmel Allotment: T34S R44W Sec 35
- Windmill Allotment: T33S R47W Sec 20
- Brown Reservoir: T26S R58W Sec 8 and 9
- Lyons Camp: T35S R47W Sec 2
- Lonestar: T32S R46W Sec 18

For further information on these projects, please contact Tom Eikenberry, Fire Management Officer; P.O. Box 127; 27204 U.S. Highway 287; Springfield, CO 81073, (719) 523-6591 or, email to teikenberry@fs.fed.us.


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