CALIFORNIA -Sierra NF Announces Upcoming Public Meetings For August

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August 01, 2013 12:40 PM

CALIFORNIA -Sierra NF Announces Upcoming Public Meetings For August

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

In February 2012, USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell selected the Sierra National Forest (SNF) to be one of eight national forests, three in California, to revise its Forest Plan using the new Forest Service planning rule. Since that time, SNF has been in the "Assessment Phase" - gathering existing relevant information on current forest conditions and trends, to evaluate their sustainability, and to identify the need to change the existing plan. The Assessment is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.

The SNF has also developed a Collaboration and Communication Plan to provide clear, consistent, and easily implementable guidance for Forest staff to involve the interested public, California Native American Tribes, public agencies, and elected officials in the Forest Plan revision process.

The Sierra National Forest conducted public engagement meetings for the Forest Assessment in February and April 2013. The Forest Service will conduct two more public meetings on Friday, August 16th and Saturday, August 17th, and an online webinar on Tuesday, August 20th. The webinar address will be announced at a later date on the SNF planning website (see the link below.)

For more information on the planning process or the public meetings, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sierra/home/?cid=STELPRDB5407995

UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS IN AUG 2013

1. Technical In-Person Meeting
Date:
Friday, Aug 16, 2013
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, Aug 17, 2013
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:
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013
Webinar address will be announced at a later date.

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.

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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