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USFS PLANNING RULE MEETINGS ANNOUNCED FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION

March 29, 2010 6:00 AM

BLUERIBBON COALITION LAND USE ADVISORY

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

This is an important UPDATE to the alert we blasted last Friday.  

As the alert said, the Forest Service is revising the regulations used to formulate Forest Plans (known as the Planning Rule). The agency has said it is committed to an open collaborative approach, and has announced several national and regional meetings. Nationwide, the collaborative process includes a Science Forum, three National Roundtables and Roundtables in nine Regions. More information is available on the FS Forest Planning webpage

The FS recently announced the schedule for Regional Roundtables in Region 2 (Rocky Mountain Region), which encompasses Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and eastern Wyoming. The roundtable meetings will be hosted in Lakewood, Colorado, April 12; Cheyenne, Wyoming, April 14; and Rapid City, South Dakota, April 21. (See schedule below for more information) Additional informational meetings are also planned in Wyoming (see below). Click here for registration information.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as it will assist meeting planners in developing agendas and assure adequate accommodations. Registering is quick, easy and free, and can be done online or by phone.   Click here to register for any of the following meetings or call (303) 413-8576. 

You can view our Friday alert for more info, and if you plan to attend any of the meetings, please feel free to use our comments to help you provide input at the meetings. 

We also have an ACTION ITEM prepared for those who can't make it to the meetings and still want to do something to help. 

As always, please call or email if you have any concerns or questions.

Brian Hawthorne
Public Lands Policy Director
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 102

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LIST OF ROUNDTABLE MEETINGS AND LOCATIONS:

April 12, 2010
Sheraton Denver West Hotel
360 Union Blvd
Lakewood, Colorado
(303) 987-2000
 

1:00 - 5:00 pm  Or  6:00 - 9:00 pm

Open house from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Or 5:00 - 6:00 pm
 

April 14, 2010
Little America Hotel
2800 West Lincolnway
Cheyenne, Wyoming
(307) 775-8400
 

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Open house from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
 

April 21, 2010
Best Western Ramkota Hotel
2111 North Lacrosse Street
Rapid City, South Dakota
(605) 343-8550
 

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Open house from 5:00 - 6:00 pm

In addition to these roundtable meetings, there will be three informational meetings at the following locations (no need to register).

April 13, 2010
Medicine Bow Routt Thunder Basin Supervisor's Office
2468 Jackson Street
Laramie, Wyoming
 
6:00 - 8:00 pm
April 15, 2010
Bighorn Supervisor's Office
2013 Eastside 2nd Street
Sheridan, Wyoming
 
6:00 - 8:00 pm
April 16, 2010
Park County Library
500 Heart Mtn Street
Cody, Wyoming
 
1:00 - 3:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are meetings hosted by other adjacent Forest Service regions:

Intermountain Region    
April 8, 2010               1:00 - 4:00 pm Or 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Various Utah and Western Wyoming locations

Please pre-register at the Intermountain registration site.  http://region4roundtable.eventbrite.com/

Northern Region
April 14, 2010                9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Custer Supervisor's Office
1310 Main Street
Billings, Montana

Please pre-register at the Northern Region registration site. http://usfsnorthernregion.eventbrite.com/


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