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USFS PLANNING RULE MEETINGS ANNOUNCED FOR ALASKA REGION

March 30, 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 the Regional Roundtables in Region 10 (Alaska Region), which encompasses all of Alaska. The Roundtables will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, in Juneau, at the Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. Meetings will take place from 2:00 - 5:00 pm, and from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  Visit the Region's National Planning Rule website with links to draft agendas for these Roundtables at http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/ro/projects-plans/jno_rndtable/index.shtml.

For further information, contact Ray Massey at 907-586-7876.

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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