Permitting

The Record of Decision (ROD) issued by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in 2003 and reaffirmed in 2007 was remanded by the U.S. District Court in 2010 based on the following four key issues:

  • complete identification of Riparian Habitat Conservation Areas
  • schedule for implementation of sedimentation reduction measures
  • Supplemental Information Report on bull trout populations required to comply with NEPA
  • review latest available project information

Comprehensive work has since been completed to address technical issues and the latest available information. This data was incorporated into a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) and released for public comment February 19, 2016.