The San Bernardino National Forest is initiating a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis for the Grass Valley Fire Restoration Project, which would reduce fuels, remove hazard trees, reforest previously forested areas, restore lands and infrastructure affected by the fire and treat invasive plants.
The north Lake Arrowhead project is approximately 1,256 acres of National Forest lands within a Wildland Urban Interface defense zone. The area burned during the devastating Grass Valley Fire in 2007. The fire started shortly after 5 a.m. on October 22, 2008 during extreme Santa Ana winds. By the end of the day, 199 homes were destroyed or damaged.
An open house meeting has been scheduled for May 2, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. Forest Service staff will be available to meet with the public, answer questions and discuss the project and process,a s well as to collect the public’s input on the project.
The meeting will be held at the Mountain Communities Senior/Community Center at 675 Grandview Drive in Twin Peaks.
For more detailed information regarding this project log onto: http://data/ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa project exp.php?project=43428.
The Forest Service want to hear from interested people and they want comments on this proposal. Comments may be sent electronically or in writing and all comments are due by May 14, 2015.
Email: comments pacificsouthwest san bernardino firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Grass Valley Fire Restoration Project” in the subject line.
To send comments by mail send them to : Grass Valley Fire Restoration Project, Attn: Beth Stewart, Mountaintop Ranger District, P.O. Box 290, Fawnskin, Ca. 92333.