ARIZONA - Kaibab National Forest Releases Draft Forest Plan and DEIS

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April 26, 2012 4:17 PM

The Kaibab National Forest has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Kaibab Land Management Plan. The revised plan will provide forest-level direction for meeting the mission of the Forest Service and managing its lands to provide for healthy, resilient ecosystems that meet the diverse needs of the American people over the next 10 to 15 years. The public is invited to review and comment on the Draft Plan and DEIS. Based upon comments received, the planning team will review and respond to comments` and prepare a Final Environmental Impact Statement and

ARIZONA - Kaibab National Forest Releases Draft Forest Plan and DEIS

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Kaibab National Forest has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Kaibab Land Management Plan. The revised plan will provide forest-level direction for meeting the mission of the Forest Service and managing its lands to provide for healthy, resilient ecosystems that meet the diverse needs of the American people over the next 10 to 15 years.

The public is invited to review and comment on the Draft Plan and DEIS. Based upon comments received, the planning team will review and respond to comments` and prepare a Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final Forest Plan. The selected alternative will replace the current Kaibab Forest Plan that was signed in 1988.

The 90-day review and comment period for the proposed plan and DEIS began with publication of the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the DEIS in the Federal Register on Friday, April 20, 2012, and will end on July 18, 2012. Documents and background information are available on the Kaibab National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/kaibab/plan_revision. If you would like a hard copy or CD of the Draft Plan or DEIS, they are available upon request.

Two public meetings have been scheduled to provide information and accept comments about the draft plan.

Meetings Scheduled

  • Fredonia, AZ on May 7, at the Fredonia Middle School, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
  • Williams, AZ on May 16, at the Williams Ranger District Office, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments concerning this action will be accepted. Electronic comments can be submitted in a format such as email, plain text (.txt), rich text (.rtf), or Word (.doc) to: comments-southwestern-kaibab@fs.fed.us or via facsimile to 928/635-8208, with "Forest Plan Revision" in the subject line. Written comments may be sent to: Kaibab National Forest, Attention: Forest Plan Revision Team, 800 S. 6th St., Williams, Arizona 86046.

For additional information, please contact Ariel Leonard, Kaibab National Forest planner, (928) 635-8283, aleonard@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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