FWP proposing to conduct a forest health improvement project at Salmon Lake State Park
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: September 9, 2020

Montana State Parks (a division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; FWP) is proposing to conduct a forest health improvement project on approximately 30 acres of its 42-acre Salmon Lake State Park, located in Region 2 FWP in Missoula County.  The treatments would involve the removal of primarily conifer trees (both of merchantable and nonmerchantable value) for the purpose of mitigating hazard trees in developed park areas, reducing hazardous fuels in the wildland urban interface (WUI), and increasing resiliency of forested areas to insects and diseases.  Treatments would be a combination of mechanized and non-mechanized methods.

draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared, describing the project.  The EA may be obtained by:

  • mail from Region 2 FWP, 3201 Spurgin Rd., Missoula 59804;
  • phoning 406-542-5540;
  • emailing shrose@mt.gov;
  • viewing FWP’s Internet website http://fwp.mt.gov (“News,” then “Recent Public Notices”); or
  • viewing Montana State Parks website http://stateparks.mt.gov/ (“Public Comment & Notices”).

The direct weblink for this proposal and its Draft EA on FWP’s website is:

http://fwp.mt.gov/news/publicNotices/environmentalAssessments/developmentImprovementsAndEnhancements/pn_0423.html

The direct weblink for this proposal and its Draft EA on FWP State Parks’ website is:

http://stateparks.mt.gov/news/publicNotices/environmental-assessments/pn_0108.html

Comments may be made online on either of the EA’s two webpages (above) or may be directed by mail or email to the addresses above.  Comments must be received by FWP no later than September 28, 2020.

Contact:
Sharon Rose
Comments Coordinator, Region 2
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
3201 Spurgin Rd
Missoula, MT 59804
Ph: (406) 542-5540
shrose@mt.gov