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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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Forest Service LogoForest Service hosts workshop on monitoring programs in forest management plans

SACRAMENTO, California (December 22, 2015) — The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a daylong workshop focused on how monitoring applies to the management of National Forests in California. This public event is part of the Sierra Cascades Dialog Sessions, which are one way the Forest Service engages the public on important issues across the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades.

Posted by on in ElDorado NF

b2ap3_thumbnail_usfs-logo.jpgEldorado National Forest to Discuss King Fire Restoration Project at Public Open House January 13 -- Comments Invited on Proposed Action

The Eldorado National Forest is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the King Fire Restoration Project and is inviting public comments on the Proposed Action. "The planning team has worked hard to develop a proposal that balances multiple objectives. Our goal is to work collaboratively with our partners and the public to begin the restoration work as soon as possible," said Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree.

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.