WYOMING-Proposed Draft Forest Plan Available For Public Comment

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January 12, 2012 8:46 AM

The Forest Service is asking for public input on a proposed draft of the revised Shoshone National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) during an informal 30-day review period. Comments will need to be submitted by February 2, 2012. The planning team will use your comments to identify issues that will help the team form alternatives to the proposed draft. The draft plan, and alternatives to it, will be analyzed in a draft environmental impact statement, which is expected to be released early this summer. A formal, 90-day public comment period will follow the publication of the draft plan and the draft environmental impact statement.

WYOMING - Proposed Draft Forest Plan Available For Public Comment

Greetings BRC Action Alert Subscribers,

The Forest Service is asking for public input on a proposed draft of the revised Shoshone National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) during an informal 30-day review period. Comments will need to be submitted by February 2, 2012.

The planning team will use your comments to identify issues that will help the team form alternatives to the proposed draft. The draft plan, and alternatives to it, will be analyzed in a draft environmental impact statement, which is expected to be released early this summer. A formal, 90-day public comment period will follow the publication of the draft plan and the draft environmental impact statement.

During the month of January, the Forest Service will be holding a series of open houses in local communities. The local district ranger, resource specialists, forest planner, and forest supervisor will be there to answer your questions. The public is encouraged to drop by anytime between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

  • Dubois - Tuesday, January 17, at the Headwaters Art and Convention Center
  • Lander - Wednesday, January 18, at the Pronghorn
  • Thermopolis - Thursday, January 19, at the Days Inn
  • Cody - Monday, January 23, at Big Horn Federal

Documents are available online at http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=6719. Paper and CD copies of this proposed draft plan are available at Shoshone National Forest offices in Cody, Dubois, and Lander. You can also send an email request to shoshone_forestplan@fs.fed.us

Please submit comments by February 2, 2012, using email, regular mail, or hand delivery.

  • Send e-mail to shoshone_forestplan@fs.fed.us 
  • Address regular mail to Forest Plan Revision 808 Meadow Lane Avenue Cody, WY 82414
  • Hand deliver to Any Shoshone National Forest office in Cody, Dubois, or Lander

If you have questions about forest plan revision, please contact forest planner Carrie Christman at 307.578.5118, or cchristman@fs.fed.us, or writer/editor Susie Douglas at 307.578.5114, or spdouglas@fs.fed.us.

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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