Cyclone Bill Project seeks public comment
Flathead National Forest announces the beginning of the Cyclone Bill Project. The project area is located on the Tally Lake Ranger District, on the northwest side of the Flathead Valley, about 13 miles west of Whitefish, MT.
Opportunities exist in the project area to manage the forest stands to reduce dense stands of trees and accumulated fuels within the wildland-urban interface to decrease the likelihood of stand replacing fire, while diversifying plant and tree communities and increasing the presence of ponderosa pine, western larch, and western white pine.
Project activities include 9,694 acres of commercial timber harvest and 4,838 acres of noncommercial vegetation treatments, including thinning and prescribed burning. The project would add approximately 15 miles of road to the National Forest System and 3 miles of temporary road.
Comments on this project will be accepted through April 7, 2023 and will be used to refine the proposed activities and conduct the environmental analysis for this project.
📣 A public meeting will be held on March 15 at the Olney-Bissell School from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm with the intent of providing information on the proposed action, discussing existing resource conditions, and answering questions regarding the project.
A preliminary proposed action, descriptions of the management activities, and project area map is available on the project page, as well as instructions on how to provide comments on the project: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=63658
Read the full news release on our website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/flathead/news-events