Thursday, March 25, 2010

Update on FS Planning Rule Meetings in CA and Elsewhere

Back on Feb 2, The Recreation HQ posted a note about the NOI for the new FS Planning Rule with public comments due February 19, 2010. At that time, HQ told followers that BRC would issue a national alert with ideas for your comment letters as well as what its concerns were with the new proposal.

Feb. 12 BRC Alert on FS Planning Rule with Comments due Feb. 16

The General is concerned about the potential (unless enough of your write and attend meetings) for the agency to create a planning process that moves Forest Planning away from its multiple-use mandate to a new “global warming” or “climate change” paradigm where agency resources are directed to “restoration” (e.g. road and trail ripping) of areas with a ramp-up of proposals for new Wilderness and non-motorized land classifications, etc.

There will be public meetings in DC and throughout the country in late March and throughout April.

Info on Public Meetings from FS Washington Office (ck with your own regional office as well to confirm meeting dates/times)!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gjAwhwtDDw9_AI8zPwhQoY6IeDdGCqCPOBqwDLG-AAjgb6fh75uan6BdnZaY6OiooA1tkqlQ!!/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfMjAwMDAwMDBBODBPSEhWTjBNMDAwMDAwMDA!/?ss=119987&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=&navid=091000000000000&pnavid=null&position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&ttype=main&pname=Planning%20Rule%20Home

In CA, there will be regional meetings on April 6 in Redding, Sacramento, Bishop, and San Bernardino. The General (on behalf of BRC) will be attending the Sacramento workshop.

April 6 CA Planning Rule Meetings (please RSVP ASAP up if you are coming)

BRC and COHVCO’s official comments on the NOI:

Also, a good read is the National Assn of FS Retirees (Steve Eubanks is the former District Ranger at Foresthill and he helped write the comments)

Sign up for the soon coming new BRC Alert on the planning rule at:

See ya there!

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