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The Inyo National Forest will host two public meetings this spring to share the latest information about the status and plans for implementation of the 2009 Motorized Travel Management decision for the Inyo National Forest.
The meetings will be held on: Tuesday June 11 - Mammoth Lakes Community Center, 1000 Forest Trail, 6:00 to 7:30 pm Thursday June 13 - Inyo National Forest Supervisors Office, 351 Pacu Lane, Bishop (behind DMV office on Line St.), 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Giant Sequoia in Giant Sequoia National Monument (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
SPRINGVILLE, CA June 6, 2013 — Trail of 100 Giants, located in the Western Divide Ranger District, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest will be partially closed to travelers for the next couple of months. Construction of the boardwalk alongside the fallen sequoias will begin as early as Monday, June 10th and is expected to last sixty days.
The Sequoia National Forest has contracted with Tate Nagle of “DBA Nagle Earthworks” to construct the boardwalk to fully reopen this trail to the public. “Two giant sequoias fell onto the trail in September 2011 which blocked access for those with disabilities to continue around this loop trail, I would like to see this loop opportunity re-opened to all visitors,” stated Western Divide District Ranger Rick Stevens.
"Blowsand", a popular off-roading attraction at Ocotillo Wells, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and the Desert Protective Council (DPC) filed a lawsuit against Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) on Tuesday, May 21. The lawsuit seeks severe restrictions on use of the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (Ocotillo SVRA). If successful, the lawsuit could effectively shut down the popular desert recreation site.
Dear Forest Stakeholder: I am pleased to announce a series of meetings to continue dialogue and receive input from the public and interested stakeholders for the Forest Plan Revision process. These meetings follow multiple meetings in March and April—attended by many of you—to launch the Forest Plan Revision process. Forest Plans provide direction and zoning for the management of a wide range of resources and activities on National Forests, such as water, wildlife, timber, and recreation. The Inyo’s Forest Plan was completed in 1988.
Death Valley National Park (Park) is seeking public comments regarding pricing for nineteen improved campsites and the establishment of three new group sites in the Furnace Creek Campground.