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USFS PLANNING RULE MEETINGS ANNOUNCED FOR EASTERN REGION

April 21, 2010 6:00 AM

BLUERIBBON COALITION LAND USE ADVISORY

USFS PLANNING RULE MEETINGS ANNOUNCED FOR EASTERN REGION

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

This is an important UPDATE to the alert we blasted on March 26, 2010.  

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 Roundtable in Region 9 (Eastern Region), which encompasses 20 States-from Maine to Minnesota and Missouri to Delaware. As part of this national effort, a public roundtable meeting will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at the Omni Chicago Hotel, 676 N. Michigan Avenue. Please contact Cindy Cook at (802) 223-1330 or Rick Hokans at (414) 297-3607 for more information.
 
This event is open to all, and there is no fee involved. However, if you plan to participate either in person or on-line, please register as soon as possible. You can register online at https://www.resolv.org/calendar/view_event.asp?CalendarID=10653.

For detailed information about the Chicago Roundtable or to download the agenda, please go to http://www.adamantaccord.com/roundtable.html.

You can view our March 26, 2010, 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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