After receiving community feedback, LNF will reevaluate the Dixie Fire Community Protection and Swain Mountain Experimental Forest Vegetation Management Project.
This fuels management project proposes to treat over 48,00 acres of community protection zones. These include the communities of Old Station, Silver Lake, Warner Valley, Chester, Prattville, Baccala, Humbug Valley & Coon Hollow, Bogard Work Center & Swain Mtn Experimental Forest.
As the scoping period of the project has been closed, forest Officials say they will take another look at the proposed project area. Per comments submitted by during the review, many were proponents of expanding the project area.
Evaluators will take the next few months to determine if it would benefit the public lands to expand.
As commenting opens back up, the Forest Service will inform the community to receive additional feedback.
You can find the most updated information on the Dixie Fire Community Protection and Swain Mountain Experimental Forest Vegetation Management Project by visiting the USDA Forest Service official website at https://www.fs.usda.gov