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Forest Planning Process - STEP TWO: Public Involvement

WHAT IT IS: Under NEPA, the agency is required to encourage

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Forest Planning Process - STEP FOUR: Objections

WHAT IT IS: The 2005 Forest Service planning regulations do not provide

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NEPA Explained

Keeping trails and areas depends on access. Keeping that access depends on land management policies and

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NEPA – Categorical Exclusion (CatX)

The term "NEPA" stands for National Environmental Policy Act and assures that federal agencies

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USFS LogoVallejo, Calif., October 1, 2014.—The Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5) of the U.S. Forest Service will soon begin environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) based on Subpart C of the Travel Management Rule. Five national forests in California are undertaking Subpart C analysis to improve their management of over-snow vehicle use and to designate a system of over-snow vehicle trails, including groomed trails, to meet the terms of a settlement agreement between the Forest Service and Snowlands Network, Winter Wildlands Alliance, and Center for Biological Diversity.

USFS LogoALLEJO, Calif. - An illustrated map of the recently designated San Gabriel Mountains National Monument is available online at: http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/sangabriel/san-gabriel-10-21-14.pdf

As described in the Presidential Proclamation, the monument includes resource objects of significant historical, scientific and cultural importance. Included in the monument are designated wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers and streams, critical wildlife and plant habitat, important geologic areas such as the Devils Punchbowl Natural Area, and cultural and historic resources including the Mt. Wilson Observatory and the Aliso-Arrastre Special Interest Area.

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Energy DevelopmentThe public is invited to comment on a proposed plan that would guide the future of all renewable-energy development on more than 22 million acres of the California desert.  The "plan", known as the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, is a joint federal and state effort to identify locations suitable for renewable energy development while conserving areas important for wildlife, wilderness and recreation.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_usfs-logo.jpgPresident Obama signed a proclamation under the Antiquities Act to designate 347,000 acre national monument in the San Gabriel Mountains north of the Los Angles Basin.  The San Gabriel Mountains are a mountain range located in northern Los Angles County and western San Bernardino County, including portions of the Angles and San Bernardino National Forests.

b2ap3_thumbnail_84.jpgThe November elections are closer than you think, and the California vote registration deadline is just around the corner, including yours.

The California voter registration deadline for the upcoming general election is Oct. 20. All mailed applications must be postmarked by this date.