As part of the current assessment phase, the Forest Service has developed a series of topic papers and made them available for review and feedback in the Living Assessment WIKI on Our Forest Place, www.ourforestplace.ning.com. On the Our Forest Place website, click Living Assessment at the top of the page. On the Living Assessment page, click Assessment Chapters on the left side of the page or at the bottom of the page. The next page lists the topic papers by chapters, and by the area they cover (Bio-region, Sierra NF, Sequoia NF, Inyo NF). Clicking on the Sequoia NF link will take you to the topic paper for that chapter specific to the Sequoia National Forest.
These meetings will build on conversations from earlier meetings and allow participants to discuss the forest assessment topics in greater detail with members of the Sequoia Forest Plan Revision team. During this assessment phase of the Forest Plan Revision process, the public can share key information they have about the forest and raise specific interests and concerns.
The Inyo National Forest will host two public meetings this spring to share the latest information about the status and plans for implementation of the 2009 Motorized Travel Management decision for the Inyo National Forest.
The meetings will be held on: Tuesday June 11 - Mammoth Lakes Community Center, 1000 Forest Trail, 6:00 to 7:30 pm Thursday June 13 - Inyo National Forest Supervisors Office, 351 Pacu Lane, Bishop (behind DMV office on Line St.), 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Giant Sequoia in Giant Sequoia National Monument (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
SPRINGVILLE, CA June 6, 2013 — Trail of 100 Giants, located in the Western Divide Ranger District, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest will be partially closed to travelers for the next couple of months. Construction of the boardwalk alongside the fallen sequoias will begin as early as Monday, June 10th and is expected to last sixty days.
The Sequoia National Forest has contracted with Tate Nagle of “DBA Nagle Earthworks” to construct the boardwalk to fully reopen this trail to the public. “Two giant sequoias fell onto the trail in September 2011 which blocked access for those with disabilities to continue around this loop trail, I would like to see this loop opportunity re-opened to all visitors,” stated Western Divide District Ranger Rick Stevens.
Dear Forest Stakeholder: I am pleased to announce a series of meetings to continue dialogue and receive input from the public and interested stakeholders for the Forest Plan Revision process. These meetings follow multiple meetings in March and April—attended by many of you—to launch the Forest Plan Revision process. Forest Plans provide direction and zoning for the management of a wide range of resources and activities on National Forests, such as water, wildlife, timber, and recreation. The Inyo’s Forest Plan was completed in 1988.
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The Forest Service, Eldorado National Forest, has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Travel Management Project to designate 42 specific existing routes for public motorized use, and is inviting comments on the draft document. The document analyzes four different alternatives. It is organized in two parts. Volume 1 contains the analysis, and Volume 2 contains maps for each alternative. I have identified Alternative 3 as my preferred alternative at this point in time.
The DSEIS is available for review on the web at http://www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado/. A printed copy may also be viewed at the Eldorado National Forest Supervisor’s Office located at 100 Forni Road, Placerville, CA 95667; at the Placerville Ranger District Office located at 4260 Eight Mile Road, Camino, CA 95709; at the Pacific Ranger District Office located at 7887 Highway 50, Pollock Pines, CA 95726-9602; and at the Amador Ranger District Office located at 26820 Silver Drive, Pioneer, CA 95666.