CALIFORNIA -Sierra NF Announces Upcoming Public Meetings For April

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April 18, 2013 6:28 PM

The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is in the middle of conducting a Forest Assessment, gathering existing relevant information on current forest conditions trends and drivers, to evaluate their sustainability and identify the need to change the existing forest plan by the end of 2013.  In February, Forest staff hosted the first set of public meetings in order to engage interested members of the public, California Native American Tribes, public agencies and elected officials in this collaborative process.  The focus to-date has been on gathering known data regarding the current

CALIFORNIA -Sierra NF Announces Upcoming Public Meetings For April

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is in the middle of conducting a Forest Assessment, gathering existing relevant information on current forest conditions trends and drivers, to evaluate their sustainability and identify the need to change the existing forest plan by the end of 2013. 

In February, Forest staff hosted the first set of public meetings in order to engage interested members of the public, California Native American Tribes, public agencies and elected officials in this collaborative process.  The focus to-date has been on gathering known data regarding the current forest condition.  The focus of Forest Assessment collaboration is now centering on trends and drivers.

The SNF has scheduled two public meetings and one webinar. The goals of the meetings include: to review the plan revision process and associated collaboration and communication methods; to solicit feedback on the characterization of current conditions and key references; and to solicit input on the identification of locally-specific trends and drivers of forest change. All meetings will cover the same materials; the only difference being that the technical meeting is geared toward people wanting to provide detailed feedback and input on specific scientific and technical concerns. 

UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS IN APRIL 2013

1.  Technical In-Person Meeting
Date: 
Friday, April 19
Time:  1 to 4 p.m.
Location:  Sierra National Forest Supervisor's Office, 1600 Tollhouse Road, Clovis, CA 93611

2. General Public Meeting
Date: 
Saturday, April 20
Time:  1 to 4 p.m.
Location:  Holiday Inn - Fresno Airport, Fresno, CA.  5090 E. Clinton Way, Fresno, CA 93727
Web address: www.fresnoairporthi.com

3. Public Meeting via webinar
Date: 
Wednesday, April 24
Time:  1 to 4 p.m.
Location:  No in-person option
Webinar link: https://www304.livemeeting.com/cc/_XML/usda/join
Meeting ID: N7M8KR

Instructions:  The webinar will use the free Microsoft Office Live Meeting service.  Click on the registration link and only enter the following Meeting ID: N7M8KR, then click the "Join" button. Once you enter your first and last name you will have access to the webinar.

For questions, concerns or if you have special needs related to involvement in these public meetings, please contact Rebecca Garcia, SNF Public Affairs Officer at (559) 297-0706 extension 4804 or by email at rebeccagarcia@fs.fed.us. For more information on the planning process or the public meetings, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sierra/home/?cid=STELPRDB5407995

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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