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BLM Sacramento Listening Session

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:24

I attended the BLM 2.0 Listening Session in Sacramento yesterday on behalf of the BlueRibbon Coalition.  As many of you know, this is part of the BLM's ongoing effort to improve the management of the nation's public lands by working more efficiently with the public and partners. Both the Denver and Sacramento meetings provided an overview of the effort as well as facilitating group discussion on methods to improve the BLM's planning process.

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BLM Denver Listening Session

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:24
Report on BLM Denver Listening Session Planning 2.0: Improving the Way we Plan Together

On October 1, 2014 the BLM held a public "Listening Session" on their efforts to improve BLM's management planning process for developing and updating their Resource Management Plans (RMPs).

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UTAH - Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests Seek Public Comment on Draft SEIS

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:59

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is seeking public comment on the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement ("draft SEIS") for the Ogden Ranger District Travel Plan Revision Project. This draft SEIS was initiated in response to a March 20 12 U.S. district court order instructing the Forest Service to address deficiencies in the previous environmental analysis and the 2007 record of decision for travel plan revision on the Ogden Ranger District.

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IDAHO - Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest Plan Revision Collaborative Meeting Scheduled

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:17

The Forest Plan revision collaborative meeting postponed because of the Johnson Bar fire has been rescheduled to October 18, 2014.  This meeting will include a brief overview of forest planning and the proposed action, how to comment on the proposed action, and a question and answer session with interdisciplinary team members. Forest Plan Revision Collaborative Meeting - When: Saturday October 18th, 8:30 am to 2 pm.

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NORTH CAROLINA - Forest Service Announces Next Round of Plan Revision Meetings

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:02

The National Forests in North Carolina has announced the schedule for the next round of meetings held as part of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Each of the six meetings will be held from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Every meeting will have the same agenda and present the same information, and provide opportunity for public review and comment.

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Recreation Groups Settle Illegal Wilderness Lawsuit

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:48
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BOISE, ID (October 6, 2014)--A newly-filed settlement agreement would withdraw restrictions on motorized and mechanized access to "Recommended Wilderness" Areas (RWA) in Idaho's Clearwater National Forest. The settlement comes in a lawsuit filed in 2012 by the Idaho State Snowmobile Association and the BlueRibbon Coalition, which alleged that the Northern Region of the Forest Service (FS) created an internal "recommended wilderness policy" that illegally limited management options.

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