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John Stewart

From the Landuse Frontlines...

September 2019 NRC South Report

The Cal4Wheel website is now hosting a fairly comprehensive Glossary of Landuse and Environmental Terms. (https://cal4wheel.com/access-advocacy/glossary) I have been working on this glossary for the past 15 years by compiling terms and definitions from a variety of landuse documents. It is now in a format that is relatively easy to update with new terms and is a good fit for the Cal4Wheel Access Advocacy section of the website. If you encounter any terms you do not understand, send me a note and I will get it added to the glossary.

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John Stewart

Comments for Sequoia-Sierra Forest Plan Revision

September 25, 2019

Plan Revision Team Lead

323 Club Drive

Vallejo CA 94592

Subject: Sequoia and Sierra Forest Plan Revision Update

Dear Planning Team:

These comments are submitted on behalf of the California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel) and its membership. Cal4Wheel represents clubs and individuals within the state of California that are part of the community of four-wheel drive enthusiasts. These comments are directed to the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Revision of the Sequoia and Sierra National Forests Land Management Plans. This document shall not supplant the rights of other Cal4Wheel agents and organizational or individual members from submitting their own comments and the agency should consider and appropriately respond to all comments received to this proposed planning project.

While the main focus of Cal4Wheel is to protect, promote, and provide for motorized recreation opportunities on public and private lands, many of our members participate in multiple forms of recreation; including but not limited to hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, bicycle riding, and gem and mineral collection.

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John Stewart

Species of Conservation Concern Comments Sought

USFS LogoThe U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region is sharing additional information regarding our draft proposed species of conservation concern (SCC) lists as part of the land and resource management plan revision process for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests.

In July, we provided our draft proposed SCC lists and asked for public feedback on those documents. In response to the public feedback we received then, we are now sharing the screening criteria we used to develop the draft proposed lists.

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John Stewart

Wild and Scenic River Comments Sought

USFS LogoForest Service shares Wild and Scenic Rivers inventory and eligibility findings as part of forest plan revisions

VALLEJO, California, December 15, 2015 - The U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Region is sharing our Wild and Scenic Rivers inventory, eligibility and classification findings for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. We completed this process as part of our efforts to revise the land and resource management plans (forest plans) for these national forests.

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John Stewart

Planning Tomorrow’s Forests Today: Sierra Cascade Dialog 15

USFS LogoAgenda items include -- Pacific Crest Trail, Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and Species of Conservation Concern
 
Thursday, October 15, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Sacramento Location: Lions Gate Hotel
3410 Westover Street, McClellan, CA 95652
REGISTER: Please Visit the Online Registration Page

Bishop, California, Satellite Location:
Inyo National Forest Supervisor’s Office
351 Pacu Lane, Bishop, CA 93514
RSVP: Please email or call Deb Schweizer at (760)-873-2427

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Forest Service shares species of conservation concern information for forest plan revisions

USFS LogoVALLEJO, California, July 29, 2015 - The U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Region is sharing our draft proposed species of conservation concern (SCC) lists as part of the land and resource management plan revision process for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. We are asking for public input that provides additional scientific information that may affect the draft proposed SCC lists.
 
The process for plan revision includes indicating species of conservation concern for each plan area. Developing a draft proposed SCC list for each national forest is one step in that process.

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