The Stanislaus National Forest in Northern California is accepting public comment for its proposed Social and Ecological Resilience Across the Landscape (SERAL) project. This forest is almost the size of Rhode Island.
In August of 2021 the entire forest was closed to public use for Labor Day Weekend:
“Given that fires are behaving in unpredictable and erratic ways, red flag warnings, and extreme dry conditions, temporarily closing the forest is the right thing to do right now to provide for public, firefighter and community safety,” said Jason Kuiken, Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor. Lack of forest management is causing closures even before wildfires ignite causing the public to lose access to their public lands.
The Forest Service has proposed four alternatives with Alternative 1 being the best option for forest management practices. You can read more about the specific details on the Forest Service website here.
Comments are due Jan. 24, 2022. It’s always best to add in your own words and make the comment original.