Slater Fire Road System Risk Reduction and Safety Project #62020

Commenting on This Project

The Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Slater Fire Road System Risk Reduction and Safety Project 
is completed and the project is now subject to a 45-day objection period. A draft Decision Notice 
and Finding of No Significant Impact (DN/FONSI), which accompanies the EA, describes the proposed 
decision to select Alternative 2 and reasons for the decision. The project area (8,961 acres) is 
located 7 miles southeast of the town of Cave Junction, Oregon. Project is to fall fire-killed and 
injured trees that may strike or roll onto Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest System roads 
affected by 2020 Slater wildfire and to develop the most crucial portion of these roads into fuel 
management zones to aid in effective future wildfire suppression and landscape fuels management. 
The EA and Draft DN/FONSI are available on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest project website 
at: https:// Hard copies can be requested by contacting the 
Wild Rivers District at (541) 592-4001. The Responsible Official for this project is the Wild 
Rivers District Ranger. This draft DN/FONSI is subject to objection pursuant to Forest Service 
regulations at 36 CFR 218. Only individuals or organizations that submitted specific written 
comments during a designated opportunity for public participation may object (36 CFR 218.5). 
Notices of objection must meet the requirements of 36 CFR 218.8. The publication date in the 
newspaper of record, is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection. The 
Objection Reviewing Officer is the Forest Supervisor.
Objections must be filed with the Reviewing Officer within 45 days from the date of the publication 
of this notice of opportunity to object. An objection should be addressed to the Forest Supervisor. 
For online delivery: https:// For postal 
delivery: Forest Supervisor, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest; 3040 Biddle Rd, Medford OR 
97504. Objections sent by U.S. Postal Service or other private carrier must be post-marked or date 
stamped before the close of the objection period and must be received before the close of the fifth 
business day after the objection filing period. For hand-deliveries, bring to 3040 Biddle Rd, 
Medford, OR 97504. Hand deliveries can occur between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, 
except legal holidays. Please put OBJECTION and the project name in the subject line. For online 
submissions, the sender should normally receive an automated electronic acknowledgement from the 
agency as confirmation of receipt. If the sender does not receive an automated acknowledgement of 
receipt, it is the sender’s responsibility to ensure timely receipt by other means. An objection 
must include a description of those aspects of the proposed project addressed by the objection, 
including specific issues related to the proposed project; if applicable, how the objector believes 
the environmental analysis or draft decision specifically violates law, regulation, or policy; 
suggested remedies that would resolve the objection; supporting reasons for the reviewing officer 
to consider; and a statement that demonstrates the connection between prior written comments on the 
particular proposed project or activity and the content of the objection, unless the objection 
concerns an issue that arose after the designated opportunities for comment. For further questions, 
contact Wild Rivers District Ranger Scott Blower at or (541) 592-4001.
No. 00493103 – June 14, 2023


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

Scott Blower

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest All Units
3040 Biddle Road , Medford, OR, 97504