OREGON - FS Announces Release of Blue Mountains Proposed Forest Plan and DEIS

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March 17, 2014 8:16 PM

OREGON - FS Announces Release of Blue Mountains Proposed Forest Plan and DEIS

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Proposed Revised Land Management Plan (commonly known as the Forest Plan) for the Malheur, Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman National Forests, and a portion of the Ochoco National Forest (Blue Mountains National Forests), was released to the public on March 14, 2014, for a 90-day comment period, ending on June 16, 2014.

Just a reminder that on March 17, 2014, the first of twelve public meetings will be held to share information about the DEIS and Proposed Revised Forest Plan, to explain the commenting process, and to listen to the public.

The following is the schedule for the public meetings, which begin on March 17th. All of the meetings are scheduled from 5:30- 8:30pm: 

 Date Location  Address
 3/17/14
(Mon)
Malheur National Forest
Federal Building, Juniper Hall
431 Patterson
John Day, OR 
3/18/14
(Tues) 
Malheur National Forest
Chamber of Commerce Community Center 
484 N. Broadway Center
Burns, OR 
 3/19/14
(Weds)
Malheur National Forest
Long Creek Community Center 
201 W. 2nd Street
Long Creek, OR 
 3/20/14
(Thurs)
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Cloverleaf Hall 
668 NW 1st St. (Hwy 3)
Enterprise, OR 
3/25/14
(Tues) 
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Baker County Fairgrounds (Event Center) 
2600 East Street.
Baker City, OR 
 3/26/14
(Weds)
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Blue Mountain Conference Center 
404 12th Street
La Grande, OR 
3/27/14
(Thurs) 
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Lions Hall 
235 Lion Street
Halfway, OR 
3/31/14
(Mon) 
Blue Mountains National Forests
Red Lion Convention Center 
1021 NE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 
4/1/14
(Tues) 
Umatilla National Forest
Pendleton Convention Center,  West Rooms 3 & 4 
1601 Westgate
Pendleton, OR 
4/2/14
(Weds) 
Umatilla National Forest
Heppner City Hall 
111 North Main
Heppner, OR 
4/3/14
(Thurs) 
Umatilla National Forest
Fair Grounds Youth Building
Columbia Co. Engineer's Office 
1 North Pine
Dayton. WA 
4/4/14
(Fri) 
Umatilla National Forest
Benton PUD Auditorium
2721 West 10th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 

The Forest Service encourages the public to submit comments electronically by going to the following link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/BlueMountainForestPlanRevisionComments. Written comments may also be submitted to: Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision Team, P.O. Box 907, Baker City, OR, 97814 or faxed to 541-523-6392.

If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive Newsletters and other information, please send an email to: bluemtnplanrevision@fs.fed.us or contact Jodi Kramer at 541-523-1246. If you are interested in a public meeting in your community, please contact Jodi Kramer as well. Additional information about the Blue Mountain Revision project can be found on the web at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/BlueMtnsPlanRevision.

As always, please call or email if you have any questions or comments.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107
 

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