The Bristlecone Field Office is proposing to conduct a habitat and vegetation restoration project within an 84,675 acre project area in the Egan and Johnson Basins. Treatments would focus primarily on removing pinyon pine (Pinus monophylla) and Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma) from sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) communities. The proposed action is to treat approximately 24,375 acres of 21 treatment units and to manually thin pinyon and juniper in some areas (low density tree areas) throughout the entire 84,675 acre project area. The purpose of the treatments would be to restore sagebrush communities and improve woodland health by reducing tree canopy coverage and density of pinyon pine and Utah juniper. This would also improve Greater sage-grouse and other wildlife habitat, improve vegetation community health, decrease heavy fuel loads, and improve resistance and resiliency to disturbance (wildfire, weeds, etc.).
A more detailed description of the proposed project is available in the Egan and Johnson Basin Restoration Project Preliminary Environmental Assessment located in the Documents section.
Project Location: Approximately 5 miles west and southwest of Cherry Creek, NV.
T 21N, R 62E various sections (Mount Diablo base and meridian)
T 22N, R 62E various sections
T 23N, R 62E various sections
T 24N, R 62E various sections
T 22N, R 61E sections 25, 35, 36
T 23N, R 61E various sections
T 24N, R 61E sections 13, 24, 35, 36
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