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Great Basin Bristlecone Pine in Inyo National Forest, White Mountains, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Inyo National Forest is currently seeking input on the Forest Assessment topic papers. The topic papers describe current conditions and expected trends and identify information or knowledge gaps for a range of social, economic, and ecological resources, including recreation, water, timber, and rare wildlife and plant species.
Public feedback on the topic papers received by September 1st will be considered as the papers are completed and used in the development of the Assessment Report.
The Assessment Report will provide information about conditions and trends of social, economic, and ecological resources that will be used when identifying the “Need for Change” in the plan revision process. The assessment is the first phase of the plan revision process.
To learn more about the plan revision process:
Visit the Inyo National Forest planning webpage at www.fs.usda.gov/main/inyo/landmanagement/planning.
To provide feedback on the topic papers:
Visit http://livingassessment.wikispaces.com to provide feedback on the Wiki. The Wiki page is an interactive method to provide feedback. Comments and changes can be tracked on the Wiki and relevant documents can even be loaded through this method
Download the topic papers from the Forest website (http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40601), or review the hard copies at the Forest Supervisor’s office in Bishop.
Send written input to Inyo National Forest,
Attn: Forest Plan Revision, 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200, Bishop CA 93514