ARIZONA - Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Release Proposed Land Management Plan/DEIS

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February 19, 2013 3:47 PM

The Forest Service has announces the release of the Proposed Plan for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests and accompanying Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a 90-day public comment period. The documents have been posted on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests' website. They are also available for review at the Forest Supervisor's Office and Ranger District Offices.  If you require a CD or hardcopy of the proposed plan or DEIS, or need additional information about either document, please contact Michelle Davalos, Forest Planner, at

ARIZONA - Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Release Proposed Land Management Plan/DEIS

Greetings BRC Action Alert Subscribers,

The Forest Service has announces the release of the Proposed Plan for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests and accompanying Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a 90-day public comment period. The documents have been posted on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests' website. They are also available for review at the Forest Supervisor's Office and Ranger District Offices. 

If you require a CD or hardcopy of the proposed plan or DEIS, or need additional information about either document, please contact Michelle Davalos, Forest Planner, at (928) 333-6334.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests encompass more than 2.1 million acres in east-central Arizona. The Forests are located in Apache, Coconino, Greenlee and Navajo Counties of Arizona and share boundaries with the Coconino, Tonto, and Gila National Forests, Fort Apache and San Carlos Indian Reservations, Bureau of Land Management lands and State lands.

The plan addresses public, tribal, federal, state and local government concerns by focusing on the three main revision topics:  1) Maintenance and Improvement of Ecosystem Health, (2) Managed Recreation, and 3) Community-Forest Interaction.

The public is invited to review the documents and to provide comments during the 90-day comment period, which began on Friday, February 15, 2013, with publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The deadline for submitting comments is May 17, 2013.

Open houses are scheduled below:

  • Show Low - Tuesday, February 26, 4-7 p.m. @ Show Low City Hall, Deuce of Clubs Room, 180 N. 9th St.
  • Springerville - Wednesday, February 27, 4-7 p.m. @ Apache-Sitgreaves Forest Supervisor's Office, 30 S. Chiricahua Drive (behind Subway)
  • Duncan - Thursday, February 28, 4-7 p.m. @ Clifton Ranger District, Conference Room, 397240 AZ 75 (near the Three Way Store)

Written, faxed, hand-delivered, oral and electronic comments concerning this action will be accepted. Written comments must be submitted to Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests- Plan Revision Team, PO Box 640, 30 S. Chiricahua Drive, Springerville, AZ 85938.

Electronic comments can be submitted to asnf.planning@fs.fed.us. Comments can be included in the body of the email message or as an attachment in Word document format (.doc, docx), portable document format (.pdf), rich text format (.rtf), plain text (.txt) or hypertext markup language (.html).

For additional information, please contact Michelle Davalos, Forest Planner, at 928-333-6334 or email: mdavalos@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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