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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

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From: doug welker <dwelker@up.net>
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The Hiawatha's webpage is messed up (photo covers several links, including
the one to planning documents.  Here's the url of the Interior Wetlands
project scoping page:



At 02:55 PM 11/29/01 -0500, you wrote:
 >Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
 >[Federal Register: November 29, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 230)]
 >[Page 59556-59558]
 > >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
 >Forest Service
 >Interior Wetlands Environmental Impact Statement; Hiawatha
 >National Forest, Chippewa County, Michigan
 >AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.
 >ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.
 >SUMMARY: The Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact
 >Statement (EIS) to analyze and disclose the environmental impacts of
 >proposed land management activities, and corresponding alternatives,
 >within the Interior Wetlands project area. The project is located on
 >the Sault Ste. Marie Ranger District, Hiawatha National Forest,
 >Chippewa County, Michigan, approximately 35 miles southwest of Sault
 >Ste. Marie, Michigan. The project area is approximately 30,600 acres
 >and management activities are being proposed on less than 15 percent of
 >the area.
 >     Jack pine stands experience a cyclical outbreak of jack pine
 >budworm. Older trees are more susceptible to defoliation which can lead
 >to mortality and dead tops. In the Interior Wetlands project area much
 >of the jack pine is more than 60 years old. The jack pine in the
 >project area experienced budworm defoliation during the 1991/1992
 >outbreak and is showing some defoliation during the outbreak that began
 >in 2001. The Forest Service is evaluating the options available to
 >develop a more evenly distributed age-class and to improve the vigor of
 >jack pine stands in order to minimize the impacts of budworm
 >defoliation. In addition to proposing jack pine salvage and
 >regeneration in Interior Wetlands, the Forest Service evaluated some
 >other management opportunities within the entire project area to
 >implement the Hiawatha National Forest Land and Resource Management
 >Plan (Forest Plan, 1986). The proposed action includes salvage and
 >regeneration of jack pine, timber harvesting and regeneration of other
 >species, changes to the transportation system, changes to the old
 >growth system, timber stand improvement projects, and wildlife and
 >fisheries habitat improvement projects.
 >     Overall guidance of land management activities on the Hiawatha
 >National Forest is provided by the Forest Plan. In order to meet the
 >objectives and

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