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Forest Service plans work in Big Creek watershed

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is proposing to thin and treat forests on more than 4,300 acres in Rich County.

Forest officials say the project, about 50 miles east of Ogden, is intended to improve the vegetation in the 100,000-acre Big Creek watershed, improve fire conditions and provide commercial timber.

Work on 4,361 acres of aspen, conifer and sagebrush will include timber sales, pre-commercial thinning, sagebrush thinning, prescribed fire and possibly use of herbicides.

The Forest Service has completed a final environmental impact statement and record of decision on the project.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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