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MONTANA - Custer Gallatin NF Kicks Off Forest Plan Revision Community Public Meetings Across the Forest

February 22, 2016 5:09 PM

The 3.1 million acre Custer Gallatin National Forest is starting Forest Plan Revision with a series of community public meetings across the forest. Ultimately, the four-year Forest Plan Revision process gives way to a new Forest Plan, a comprehensive overarching document providing guidance for forest management for years to come. Involvement in the Forest Plan early and often helps to create the vision for the National Forest in the coming decade.

MONTANA - Custer Gallatin NF Kicks Off Forest Plan Revision Community Public Meetings Across the Forest

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The 3.1 million acre Custer Gallatin National Forest is starting Forest Plan Revision with a series of community public meetings across the forest. Ultimately, the four-year Forest Plan Revision process gives way to a new Forest Plan, a comprehensive overarching document providing guidance for forest management for years to come.  Involvement in the Forest Plan early and often helps to create the vision for the National Forest in the coming decade.

The first public meetings will be held February 22 - March 9, 2016.  Each meeting will have similar agendas and will be in the afternoon or evening depending on location.

  • Monday, February 22, 2016           Broadus, MT 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Location:  Broadus Community Center
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016          Ashland, MT 3 – 4:30 p.m., Location:  Tongue River Electric Co.
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016          Colstrip, MT 6:30 – 8 p.m., Location:  Colstrip High School Auditorium
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016     Ekalaka, MT 5:30 – 7 p.m., Location:  Carter County Fair Building
  • Thursday, February 25, 2016         Buffalo, SD 5:30 – 7 p.m., Location: Buffalo Recreation Center
  • Monday, February 29, 2016          Big Timber, MT 3- 4:30 p.m., Location:  Sweet Grass Co. Annex (adj. to    Extension office).
  • Monday, February 29, 2016          Livingston, MT 6:30 – 8 p.m., Location:  Duncan Hagemeyer Conference Room at the new Livingston HealthCare Medical Center
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016               Columbus, MT 3 – 4:30 p.m., Location:  Columbus Fire Hall
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016               Red Lodge, MT 6:30 – 8 p.m., Location:  Red Lodge Senior Center
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2016          Bozeman, MT  6:30 – 8 p.m., Location:  Holiday Inn, Montana State Room (5 East Baxter Lane)
  • Thursday, March 3, 2016              Big Sky, MT 2 – 3:30 p.m., Location:  Big Sky Chapel
  • Thursday, March 3, 2016              West Yellowstone, MT 5:30 – 7 p.m., Location:  West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce
  • Monday, March 7, 2016                Gardiner, MT 5:30 – 7 p.m., Location:  Yellowstone Association
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016               Cooke City, MT 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Location:  Cooke City Chamber
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016          Billings, MT 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Location: Billings Fire Station #1, Emergency Operations Center Training Room (2300 9th Ave North Entrance), plan time for on street parking.

Forest Plan Revision meetings will be the first opportunity for the public to provide local knowledge and information about current conditions, trends, perceptions and concerns, while also introducing the Forest Plan Revision team to communities around the Custer Gallatin National Forest.

Meetings will include a brief district update and move into an introduction and overview of the Forest Plan Revision process and understanding the Custer Gallatin National Forest as a whole.  Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to identify important interests in communities, ask questions and speak to Custer Gallatin staff one-on-one.

More information is online at the Forest Plan Revision webpage http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/custergallatin/landmanagement/planning  Also subscribe for email updates online or by calling 406-587-6735.

Early and continued engagement throughout the Forest Plan Revision process is welcomed and encouraged.  Additional public meetings further into the Assessment of existing conditions process will be hosted in June.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext. 2
 

The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is a national non-profit organization that champions responsible recreation and encourages a strong conservation ethic and individual stewardship, while providing leadership in efforts to keep outdoor recreation alive and well -- all sports; all trails. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education
and collaboration among recreationists. -
www.sharetrails.org
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The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is a national non-profit organization that champions responsible recreation and encourages a strong conservation ethic and individual stewardship, while providing leadership in efforts to keep outdoor recreation alive and well -- all sports; all trails. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education
and collaboration among recreationists.- www.sharetrails.org

_______________________________________________________

As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. Visit http://archive.sharetrails.org/make-a-difference-now to help fund our efforts to protect your trails!

  

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