As part of the current assessment phase, the Forest Service has developed a series of topic papers and made them available for review and feedback in the Living Assessment WIKI on Our Forest Place, www.ourforestplace.ning.com. On the Our Forest Place website, click Living Assessment at the top of the page. On the Living Assessment page, click Assessment Chapters on the left side of the page or at the bottom of the page. The next page lists the topic papers by chapters, and by the area they cover (Bio-region, Sierra NF, Sequoia NF, Inyo NF). Clicking on the Sequoia NF link will take you to the topic paper for that chapter specific to the Sequoia National Forest.
Workshops and a webinar will be held for anyone interested in learning more about the topic papers for the Sequoia National Forest. Each workshop will consist of presentations and opportunities for questions regarding the various topic papers and the Forest Plan revision process.
· Tuesday, July 9, Forest Supervisor's Office, 1839 So. Newcomb St., Porterville, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
· Wednesday, July 10, Webinar (for those unable to attend a meeting), 10:00 a.m.–noon.
· Thursday, July 11, Kernville Elementary School, 13350 Sierra Way, Kernville, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
These meetings will build on conversations from earlier meetings and allow participants to discuss the forest assessment topics in greater detail with members of the Sequoia Forest Plan Revision team. During this assessment phase of the Forest Plan Revision process, the public can share key information they have about the forest and raise specific interests and concerns.