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Kootenai National Forest FOREST SERVICE UAS Open House Montanore RTMENTOF AGRICUS Evaluation Project SEIS The Kootenai National Forest (KNF) has completed the Montanore Evaluation Project Draft Supple- mental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS). A No Action Alternative, the Proposed Action, and two action alternatives (Alternatives 3 and 4) are analyzed in the SEIS. During the Evaluation Project, Montanore Minerals Corporation, would use an existing evaluation adit on private land in upper Libby Creek to drill into and evaluate a copper and silver ore body; would conduct surface monitoring activities, including some in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness; and, in Alternatives 3 and 4 only, would complete geotechnical and hydrologic studies on National Forest System lands between Little Cherry Creek and Poorman Creek. Alternative 3 is the KNF's preferred alternative. The Draft SEIS can be downloaded in digital format (-pdf) on the Forest Services website: (http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/kootenai/landman- agement/projects) Comments must be postmarked or received 45 days from the date the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft SEIS is published in the Federal Register. The public is encouraged to submit written comments by August 8, 2019 to: Craig Towery Kootenai National Forest 31374 US Highway 2 Libby, MT 59923-3022 Mail or Hand-delivery (8am and 4:30pm): Email: sm.fs.r1monteval@usda.gov (406) 283-7709 Fax: An open house will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on July 23, 2019 to allow the public to ask resource specialists questions and to hand deliver written comments. The open house will be held at the Kootenai National Forest Supervisor's Office, 31374 US Highway 2, Libby, MT. Reasonable accommoda tions will be provided upon request for people with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation to participate in the meeting, please contact Craig Towery at (406) 293-6211 307622 Kootenai National Forest FOREST SERVICE UAS Open House Montanore RTMENTOF AGRICUS Evaluation Project SEIS The Kootenai National Forest (KNF) has completed the Montanore Evaluation Project Draft Supple- mental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS). A No Action Alternative, the Proposed Action, and two action alternatives (Alternatives 3 and 4) are analyzed in the SEIS. During the Evaluation Project, Montanore Minerals Corporation, would use an existing evaluation adit on private land in upper Libby Creek to drill into and evaluate a copper and silver ore body; would conduct surface monitoring activities, including some in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness; and, in Alternatives 3 and 4 only, would complete geotechnical and hydrologic studies on National Forest System lands between Little Cherry Creek and Poorman Creek. Alternative 3 is the KNF's preferred alternative. The Draft SEIS can be downloaded in digital format (-pdf) on the Forest Services website: (http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/kootenai/landman- agement/projects) Comments must be postmarked or received 45 days from the date the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft SEIS is published in the Federal Register. The public is encouraged to submit written comments by August 8, 2019 to: Craig Towery Kootenai National Forest 31374 US Highway 2 Libby, MT 59923-3022 Mail or Hand-delivery (8am and 4:30pm): Email: sm.fs.r1monteval@usda.gov (406) 283-7709 Fax: An open house will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on July 23, 2019 to allow the public to ask resource specialists questions and to hand deliver written comments. The open house will be held at the Kootenai National Forest Supervisor's Office, 31374 US Highway 2, Libby, MT. Reasonable accommoda tions will be provided upon request for people with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation to participate in the meeting, please contact Craig Towery at (406) 293-6211 307622

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