The National Park Service and the California Department of Recreation are seeking public comment on two restoration projects, one that includes 34,000 acres in Del Norte County's Mill Creek watershed.

A public meeting will be held in Crescent City on Tuesday to provide information about the Greater Mill Creek Project between Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

Another meeting will be held in Arcata on Wednesday and will focus on the Greater Prairie Creek Project near Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

Both projects include thinning young trees, removing failing logging roads and enhancing habitat for threatened fish, according to a National Park Service press release. The restoration efforts are part of Redwoods Rising, a collaboration between the National Park Service, California State Parks and the Save the Redwoods League.

The meetings come in the middle of a 30-day public review and comment period for both projects that started Wednesday and will end May 9, according to the press release. An environmental assessment for the Greater Prairie Creek project can be found at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/GPC while environmental assessments for the Greater Mill Creek Project can be found at http://parkplanning.nps/gov/GreaterMillCreek.

The public meetings will be an open-house format with park staff available to discuss specific aspects of the projects. The Greater Mill Creek Project meeting will be from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday at the National Park Service North Operations Center, 500 Aubell Lane in Crescent City.

The Greater Prairie Creek project meeting will be held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday at the federal office building, 1655 Heindon Road in Arcata.

For more information about the meetings or the open comment period, call Leonel Arguello at 707-465-7780 or email leonel_arguello@nps.gov .

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