Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Skokomish Indian Tribe and Mason County are seeking public comments on the Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Skokomish River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Study. The 45-day public comment period is from February 21 to April 7. This document is available for viewing online at http://tinyurl.com/SkokGI and a paper copy will be made available at the Timberland Public Library in Shelton, WA.
Officials plan to hold a public information meeting to discuss the proposal for Federal action and the alternatives considered as a result of the Ecosystem Restoration Study. Additional details about information meetings will be announced in late February.
The purpose of the Skokomish River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Study is to evaluate significant ecosystem degradation in the basin; to formulate, evaluate and screen potential solutions to these problems; and to recommend a series of actions and projects for construction.
Mason County and the Skokomish Indian Tribe are the non-federal project sponsors working with the Corps to complete this feasibility study.
Public comments on the proposed plan and alternatives will be considered as the Corps works toward completing a basin-wide restoration plan.
Members of the public are encouraged to visit the Corps’ website to view the tentatively selected plan and supporting documents at http://tinyurl.com/SkokGI.
Comments on the Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement may be submitted by email, at the upcoming public meeting, or in written form.
Comments will be accepted via email to: Skokomish@usace.army.mil
Mailed comments regarding the proposed plan must be postmarked by April 7, 2014, and sent to:
Ms. Nancy C. Gleason
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 3755
Seattle, Washington 98124-3755
Requests for additional information should be directed to Ms. Nancy C. Gleason (206) 764-6577.
Release no. 14-007