The Upper Elk Project is located on the Marlinton-White Sulphur Ranger District in Pocahontas, Randolph, and Webster counties and is centered around the community of Slatyfork, West Virginia. The project area is approximately 41,026 acres with 33,328 acres (81 percent) administered by the National Forest System (NFS) and 7,698 acres (19 percent) belonging to private landowners. Proposed activities would only occur on NFS lands within the project area.

The preliminary EA is available online for public review at: The preliminary EA is also available for review, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, at the Marlinton-White Sulphur Ranger District Offices, 1627 Cemetery Road, Marlinton, WV, 24954, or 1079 Main Street E., White Sulphur Springs, WV, 24986. Additional information regarding this project can be obtained from Amy Lovell, South Zone Ecologist, 304-799-4334 extension 19,

In accordance with §218.25 and to be eligible to submit objections, individuals or organizations must provide the following information: a) Name and address; b) Title of the proposed project or activity; c) Specific, written comments as defined by §218.2 on the proposed project or activity, along with supporting reasons; and d) Signature or other verification of identity upon request and identification of the individual or entity who authored the comment(s).

The opportunity to comment ends September 4th  

Electronic and written comments will be accepted. Electronic comments will be accepted through the Forest Service online comment system at Written comments must be submitted to Cynthia Sandeno, District Ranger, Monongahela National Forest, 1627 Cemetery Road, Marlinton, WV 24954. Comments may also be hand delivered to this address during regular business hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Please state “Upper Elk Project” on the envelope when providing written comments.

A sample comment letter is linked here