Public comment sought on Bootsole Project above Janesville

The Lassen Fire Safe Council and the US Forest Service are requesting public comments with the Bootsole Project, located above the community of Janesville in Lassen County.

Planned project activities would reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, improve wildlife habitat, and improve watershed condition within a project area of approximately 4,500 acres on the Beckwourth Ranger District in Plumas National Forest. The project area is located on top of the escarpment, approximately 1.5 miles south of Thompson Peak, 3 miles south of Janesville, and 4 miles west of highway 395.

Approximately 4,200 acres of treatments are proposed including mechanical thinning, mechanical fuels treatments (chipping, mastication, grapple piling), hand thinning, prescribed fire, and road maintenance, road reconstruction, and obliteration of non-system roads. Information about the proposed project may found on the Plumas National Forest website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59332 .

Public comments are important as they help project planners identify issues and develop project design features, therefore, it’s most helpful if comments are as specific as possible. Submit electronic comments to: [email protected] with “Bootsole Project” in the subject line. Written comments may be sent to Keli Ward, Beckwourth Ranger District, PO Box 7 / 23 Mohawk Rd, Blairsden, CA 96103.