Forest Service seeks comments on proposed Ophir Mountain project near Frisco |

Forest Service seeks comments on proposed Ophir Mountain project near Frisco

SILVERTHORNE – The Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest is proposing a forest health and fuels reduction project in the vicinity of Ophir Mountain, south of Frisco. The proposed project would treat approximately 1,700 acres of National Forest lands that have been severely impacted by the mountain pine beetle epidemic.

A detailed description of the proposed project along with project maps is available on the White River National Forest website at and navigating to ‘Land and Resources Management’ and then to ‘Projects’. Obtain hard copies of these documents by calling 970-262-3495.

On Thursday, Oct. 21, an open house for the Ophir Mountain Forest Health Project is slated for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Summit County Senior and Community Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, CR 1040 in Frisco. Resource specialists will be on hand to discuss the project and answer any questions the public may have regarding the specifics of the proposed project.

Public concerns and comments are welcome. Submit written comments by Monday, Nov. 1 via mail at Jan Cutts, Dillon District Ranger, c/o Peech Keller, P.O. Box 620, Silverthorne, CO 80498 or via e-mail at

Comments should include a name, address, telephone number and organization represented, if any as well as the name of the project and specific facts and supporting reasons for any issues.

For more information about the proposed Ophir Mountain Forest Health Project, call Brett Crary at 970-827-5182 or Peech Keller at 970-262-3495.

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