KELLER – The Bureau of Indian Affairs and Colville Confederated Tribes have published for public comment an environmental assessment related to harvesting 23 million board feet from 3,034 acres in the Bridge Creek Forestry Project, located approximately 15 miles north of Keller.

The Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact are available for a 14-day review and comment period, which closes May 8. 

The project is available on the tribes’ 3P website, and the EA and finding have also been posted at the Omak Public Library, Omak Senior Meal Site, Nespelem Library, Nespelem Senior Meal Site, Keller Library, Keller Senior Meal Site, Inchelium Library and the Inchelium Senior Meal Site.

The Bridge Creek Forestry Project area is located between the Kettle Crest Ridge the 30 Mile Watershed and Keno Mines area, the Bridge Creek Highway and the Summit Trail Road. 

The annual allowable cut for the Colville Tribes is 77.1 MBF.

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