Forest Service Announces Land Management Review Updates

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Due to recent changes in COVID-19 risk ratings for Fresno, Kern and Tulare counties, the United States Forest Service decided to turn public meetings scheduled for July 12 in Bakersfield and July 13 in Clovis into virtual events.

The purpose of these meetings is always to provide information on the availability of revised forest plans for the Sierra National Forest and the Redwood National Forest.

The Forest Service is currently in the pre-decision administrative review process (also known as the objection process) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), Revised Forest Plans, Draft Minutes decisions and lists of species of forest conservation concern. .

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Sequoia National Forest will host the virtual meeting, which will begin on the same date and time originally scheduled for the in-person public meeting, July 12 from 6-8 p.m.

Use this link to join the Sequoia National Forest live event.

The Sierra National Forest will host the virtual meeting, which will begin on the same date and time originally scheduled for the in-person public meeting, July 13 from 6-8 p.m.

Use this link to join the Sierra National Forest live event.

During the virtual meeting, the Forest Service will provide information on the status of the plan review, including the objection process.

There will be time for participants to ask questions; Forestry and regional staff will be available to deal with the various resource areas covered by the plans.

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The objection process provides an opportunity for those who participated in an earlier formal public comment period for these plan review efforts to have their unresolved concerns considered before forest supervisors make final decisions on the forest plans. revised and that the regional forester makes decisions on the lists of species of conservation concern for each forest.

The 60-day opposition filing period begins with the publication of the legal notices in the Porterville Recorder and fresno bee June 14, 2022.

More information about the revised plans and associated documents, including instructions on how to object or file an interested person request, can be found on the Sequoia and Sierra Forest Plan Revision. website.

If you would like more information about the Sequoia plan review process, including the objection process, please contact Keith Foxenvironmental coordinator, 559-920-8276Where [email protected].

If you would like more information on the Sierra Plan review process, including the objection process, please contact Judi Tapia, Forest Planning Officer and Commercial Manager, at 559-297-0706, extension 4938Where [email protected].

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