Gold Butterfly Project - Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement #59262

Commenting on This Project

The Bitterroot National Forest has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Gold Butterfly project on Stevensville and Darby Ranger Districts and it is available for review and comment. The project is located east of Corvallis, MT between St. Clair Creek to the south and Burnt Fork Creek to the north.

The draft supplemental environmental impact statement assesses the effects of a proposed project-specific  forest plan amendment related to the definition and management of old-growth.

The opportunity to comment on the SDEIS ends 45 days following the date of publication of the notice of availability (36 CFR 218.25(a)(ii)). The notice of availability was published in the Federal Register on June 25, 2021. Only individuals or organizations who submit timely and specific written comments regarding the proposed project during a public comment period established by the Responsible Official are eligible to file an objection. Names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of people submitting comments will be included as part of the public record.

Comments posted after the close of a designated comment period may not be able to be given full consideration. Anonymous comments and comments submitted after the close of the final designated comment period will not provide the commenter standing for administrative review. Comments, or in some cases other expressions of interest, along with respondent's contact information, submitted during the comment period may be necessary to establish a respondent's eligibility to participate in an administrative review for this proposed action. Interested members of the public should review the proposal's information to determine the applicable administrative review process and the eligibility requirements for that process.

Questions?

If you have a question about this project, please send it to:

Steve Brown

Stevensville Ranger District
88 Main Street , Stevensville, MT, 59870
steve.brown2@usda.gov