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Wildcat Creek repairs out for public comment
BAKER CITY — A draft environmental assessment was released Monday addressing the repair of Wildcat Road, eight miles south of Troy.
In early March, heavy rains swelled the Grande Ronde River and its tributaries. Portions of the Wildcat Road were completely taken out two miles upstream from the Wildcat Bridge. The draft said approximately 1,000 feet of the Wallupa/Wildcat Creek Road east of the town of Promise were affected.
Wallowa County requested permission from the Bureau of Land Management to reconstruct the road. However, since the county does not have a right of way within the impacted segment of the road, the BLM determined an environmental assessment should be completed. If an action alternative is selected, project implementation could begin in 2014.
In the draft, two alternatives were proffered, a “no action” alternative and one that calls for reconstruction.
The concerns listed in the draft include endangered fish species
For the full story, see Wednesday's issue of The Observer