This project is a multi-year, landscape-level project described in detail in the EA. In summary,
“The BLM WDO in conjunction with Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is proposing a number of treatments that would create fuelbreaks and improve or rehabilitate habitat within the Montana Mountains Project Area (EA, pg. 5).”
Not all proposed actions or treatments were addressed in the original decision, dated August 2012, because the cultural resources surveys had not been completed. The report has since been completed and has been submitted to SHPO. Based on this remedy, the remainder of the fire management decisions are ready to be authorized as described in the Montana Mountains EA.
Proposed Fuel Treatments Length Acres Action
Crowley-Jordan 22 miles 59 Mechanical Treatment
Pole Creek Road 34 miles 91 Mechanical Treatment
Long Canyon 18 miles 48 Mechanical Treatment
Jordan Meadow Mtn. 7 miles 19 Mechanical Treatment
Habitat Protctn. Trtmt. 100-300 ft wide 500 acres/year for 10 years = 5000 Mechanical & Chem.Trtmt.
The Montana Mountains are situated between Quinn River Valley and Kings River Valley, in northern Humboldt County. The project area boundary covers a large expanse of land, approximately 346,000 acres, between Townships 44-48 North, and Ranges 33-38 East.