On March 15, 2013, District Ranger Stephaney Church decided to implement the Proposed Action for the Avelene Salvage Project. The proposed action will commercially salvage harvest about 200 acres of dead and dying trees resulting from the 2012 Avelene Fire. Harvest activities will be completed with ground based logging systems including off road jammer and tractor skidding. No new permanent or temporary road construction or reconstruction will be necessary to facilitate harvest activities. Activity slash will be lopped and left on site to contribute organic input into the burned soils and reduce erosion potential across the area. This decision is subject to administrative appeal pursuant to 36 CFR Part 215. Appeals, including attachments, must be filed within 45 days from the publication date of this notice in the Idaho Statesman, the newspaper of record. The legal notice was published on March 16, 2013.
The project is located about sixteen miles northeast of Boise, Idaho in Boise County within the Grimes Creek drainage. Clear Creek subdivision is located immediately adjacent to the project area.