Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Glacier Creek Road 39; Public Scoping Now Open for Your Comments

Project Vicinity Map, USFS image. 
Due to a washout that occurred on May 14th of this year Forest Service Road 39 has been damaged and is temporarily closed.  The U.S. Forest Service, Mt. Baker Ranger District is open for public comment regarding the repair of approximately 60 feet of road at Milepost 2.8.

Currently the road is closed to all motorized vehicles at Thompson Creek Bridge (MP 1.0) due to the severity of damage.

Washout at Glacier Creek Forest Service Road 39, USFS image. 

In order to meet the needs of forest users, access to the area will be restored in accordance with the goals of both the Forest Service Strategic Plan FY 2007-2012; and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (1990).

Proposed Action: The Proposed Action to repair FS Road 39 includes stabilizing the soil on the grade side with 20-80' soil nails, applying a spray concrete to any surface at any grade, and reducing subsurface seepage with a drainage system. All work will be done within the existing road prism footprint. 
Proposed Action, USFS image.

How to Comment: The Forest Service is inviting the public to provide comments on the analysis and issues for the proposed project by August 19, 2013. Comments should be in the form of specific issues raised by the action as proposed.
Comments my be written or electronic. 

Address comments to Theresa Mathis, Environmental Coordinator, Attn: Glacier Creek Road (FSR 39) Repair, Mt. Baker Ranger District, 810 State Route 20, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284.

Electronic comments may be sent via fax to (360) 856-1934 or email to Documents must include "Glacier Creek Road (FSR 39) Repair" in the subject line. 

For more information please contact Jim Mitchell, Project Leader, North Zone Engineering, Mt. Baker Ranger District, (360) 854-2620, or Theresa Mathis, Environmental Coordinator at (360) 854-2632. 

Current road conditions in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Forest can be found here.

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