The U.S. Forest Service Canyon Lakes Ranger District is hosting an open house for the Cherokee Park Fuels Reduction Project on May 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland office at 2150 Centre Ave., Building E in Fort Collins.

CLRD is proposing vegetation treatments within the Cherokee Park project area to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to private land and improving forest health. In addition, the project proposal includes aspen and meadow enhancement treatments and recommendations for an effective transportation system in this area. The project area is located in the northeast portion of the district. The entire project area encompasses 33,547 acres; 14,150 of those acres are National Forest System lands. County Roads 59 and 80C intersect the middle of the project area and the subdivisions of Mill Creek, Poudre River Ranch and Diamond Creek, as well as other private parcels, are located within it.

Detailed information about this project including the entire proposed action and project maps can be found on the Forest website at http://go.usa.gov/kQAz or requested to be mailed.

If you cannot attend the public meeting but would like to participate in the development of this proposed project, please send your comments to the attention of Nehalem Clark, 2150 Centre Ave., Building E, Fort Collins, Colo. 80526 or email your comments to comments-rm-arapaho-roosevelt-canyon-lakes@fs.fed.us. To be fully considered in the project analysis and keep the planning process on schedule, comments should be received prior to June 16.

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