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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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Posted by on in Sequoia NF

USFS LogoLike the Sierra NF, the Sequoia NF Forest Plan Revision meeting unveiled four conceptional alternatives that will be the centerpiece of their plan revision.  The concepts cover eight topic areas; most prominent is Terrestrial Ecosystems with sub-divided into three distinct categories. Within a 24 hour period, no change.  And, no change was expected in the short time frame.

With this round of Forest Service public meeting, each forest (Sierra, Sequoia, and Inyo) are presenting the same basic conceptional alternatives.  However, the participants soliciting feedback from the public are different in each forest.

Posted by on in Sierra NF

USFS LogoSierra NF Forest Plan Revision meeting held Nov 17 in Fresno unveiled four conceptional alternatives that will be the centerpiece of their upcoming forest plan revision.  The concepts cover eight topic areas; most prominent is Terrestrial Ecosystems with sub-divided into three distinct categories.  The final plan will include more than the eight topical areas addressed in this meeting.

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.

Posted by on in Energy

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.

Tagged in: California DRECP Energy