NEW MEXICO - Cibola NF Releases Forest Plan Revision Resource Assessment - Public Meeting Scheduled

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April 23, 2014 3:12 PM

NEW MEXICO - Cibola NF Releases Forest Plan Revision Resource Assessment - Public Meeting Scheduled

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

As part of the forest plan revision process, the Cibola National Forest has released the draft Resource Assessment for Mt. Taylor, Magdalena, Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts. This report assesses the ecological, social and economic conditions and trends of the resources, goods and services provided by the Forest, as well as risks to sustainability.

The Forest Service is asking for the public to take the time to review these important documents and provide them with feedback over the next 60 days. Pay particular attention to data or conclusions that you believe are incorrect; or omissions such as science or local knowledge that is not addressed in the draft report. The information gathered at the public meetings, collaborative sessions and from comments will help the Cibola identify the areas in the 1985 Forest Plan that need to be changed.

The Cibola National Forest has scheduled a series of public meetings and collaborative sessions in May and June where staff will discuss the draft assessment report, provide updates and identify the needs for change in management direction for the Forest. The May meeting schedule has been finalized; additional dates for June are being planned and will be publicized when confirmed.

Here is a schedule of the public meetings scheduled so far to talk about the Cibola's Forest Plan Revision. 

Monday, May 12 - Albuquerque
6:00-9:00 p.m.       
UNM Conference Center, Rooms B & C
1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM

Tuesday, May 13 - Santa Fe
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.     
Santa Fe Public Library Southside Branch
Community Meeting Room
6577 Jaguar Dr., Santa Fe, NM

Tuesday, May 13 - Torreon
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Torreon Community Center
18 Torreon Heights Rd. E, Torreon, NM

Wednesday, May 14 - Grants
1:00 -  4:30 p.m.
Cibola Count Administration Bldg., Convention Room
515 W. High St., Grants, NM

Wednesday, May 14 - Grants
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Cibola Count Administration Bldg., Convention Room
515 W. High St., Grants, NM

Thursday, May 15 - Albuquerque
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Chaco III Room
2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM

Thursday, May 15 - Mountainair
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Mountainair Senior Center
107 N. Summit Ave., Mountainair, NM

Monday, May 19 - Socorro
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Socorro Co. Annex Building
198 Neel Ave., Socorro, NM

Tuesday, May 20 - Magdalena
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Magdalena RD Conference Room
203 First St., Magdalena, NM

Wednesday, May 21 - Tijeras
6:15 - 9:00 p.m.
Los Vecinos Community Center
478-1/2 Old Hwy. 66, Tijeras, NM

Download an electronic copy of this schedule
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3796622.pdf 

For additional information, please contact Champe Green, Forest Planner, at 505.346.3900. The draft is located at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cibola/landmanagement/planning/?cid=fsbdev3_065627

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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