Forest Service accepting public comments on proposed habitat improvement in Lolo Creek drainage – Dailyfly.com Lewis-Clark Valley Community

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United States Forest Service




KAMIAH —The Lochsa-Powell District Ranger of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests invites the public to review and comment on a proposed habitat improvement project on National Forest System lands northeast of Kamiah. Public comments on the project proposal are accepted from April 8 to 22, 2022.

The proposed Knock-on-Wood Habitat Improvement Project is located approximately 15 miles northeast of Kamiah in the Lolo Creek watershed. The Forest Service and the Nez Perce Tribe worked together to develop the project, which proposes to increase woody material in area waterways to improve fish habitat.

The addition of natural woody materials and wooden habitat improvement structures to these waterways is designed to improve spawning and rearing conditions for fish breeding in the streams, while creating a hidden cover and low velocity flow areas in which fish can live.

The project is also designed to increase the stability and complexity of stream channels and improve floodplain function in the project area. The proposed project would focus on watercourses that provide federally identified critical habitat for Rainbow Trout in the Snake River Basin, critical fish habitat for Chinook Salmon, and/or have documented threatened and endangered species present or historically present.

Project information, including details on how to submit a comment for review, will be uploaded to the project webpage (https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=61711). If you have any questions about the project, please contact Gage McKeag ([email protected]) or Sara Daugherty ([email protected]).









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