IDAHO - Draft Forest Plan Available For Public Comment and Review

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January 10, 2012 10:14 PM

The Forest Service has announced the release their Draft Revised Land Management Plans (Forest Plan) and Draft Environmental Impact Statements (DEIS) for the Idaho Panhandle National Forest for public review and comment. A 90-day public comment period starts on January 6, 2012 (with publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register). Comments will be accepted through April 5, 2012. The Forest Service is scheduling public open houses at local offices in January, where Idaho Panhandle National Forest staff will be available to provide information on the forest plan revision

 

IDAHO - Draft Forest Plan Available For Public Comment and Review

Greetings BRC Action Alert Subscribers,

The Forest Service has announced the release their Draft Revised Land Management Plans (Forest Plan) and Draft Environmental Impact Statements (DEIS) for the Idaho Panhandle National Forest for public review and comment. A 90-day public comment period starts on January 6, 2012 (with publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register). Comments will be accepted through April 5, 2012.

The Forest Service is scheduling public open houses at local offices in January, where Idaho Panhandle National Forest staff will be available to provide information on the forest plan revision process and how to submit comments on the draft documents. Planned dates and locations are as follows:

  • Coeur d'Alene, January 10, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Fernan Office
  • St. Maries, January 11, 5:00pm-7:00pm, St. Maries Ranger District Office
  • Smelterville, January 12, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Silver Valley Office
  • Bonners Ferry, January 17, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Bonners Ferry Ranger District Office
  • Priest Lake, January 19, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Priest Lake Ranger District Office
  • Sandpoint, January 23, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Sandpoint Ranger District Office

The documents are available for download and review online at www.fs.fed.us/kipz. These documents are also available for viewing at all of the Ranger District Offices and the Supervisor's Office. Compact discs or hard copies of these documents may be requested by phone (208) 765-7417 or email (r1_kipz_revision@fs.fed.us).  Additional information, including maps, supporting documents, and how to comment, can also be found on the web site.

Written or electronic comments will be accepted for 90 days and should be submitted to Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Forest Plan Revision, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815 or IPNFplanrevision@fs.fed.us.

If you have questions, please contact Linda Clark at (208) 765รบ7417.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

 


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