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Comments sought for fuel reduction project

The Black Hills National Forest is proposing to reduce fire hazard on seven isolated parcels of National Forest System (NFS) lands adjacent to the Bear Lodge Mountains in Crook County.

High fuel loading on these lands poses a risk to surrounding lands and communities.

The proposed project area consists of 403 acres accessible only from non-NFS lands at the north end of the Bear Lodge Mountains and adjacent isolated parcels.

There is no legal public or Forest Service access to these parcels. For this reason, the project would be implemented primarily via Good Neighbor Authority agreements with...

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