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Public comments sought for Shotgun Project on the Bearlodge Ranger District

The Black Hills National Forest is proposing to conduct timber harvest and thinning operations on approximately 1400 acres, in the Shotgun project area on National Forest lands in the Bear Lodge Mountains and northwestern Black Hills of Wyoming.

Proposed timber harvest areas are ponderosa pine forest, consisting of scattered mature trees and many seedlings and saplings. The project area consists of three divisions: Blacktail, Lehner and Wapiti, spread across the district.

The sequence of treatments in this system includes 1) an optional preparatory cut to enhance conditions for seed production...

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