BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding two open houses for the Santa Fe National Forest. See details below.

The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is revising its Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan), which will guide the management of all forest resources for the next 10 to 15 years. The Forest Service has announced they will be hosting two more Open House dates this year with a variety of resource specialists available at each (see below).

Here is some additional clarification on this new type of opportunity to engage with the Santa Fe National Forest as part of Forest Plan Revision:

There will not be a presentation at the Open Houses and there is no agenda. It is a casual opportunity for you to come and engage with various Forest Service specialists about Forest Plan Revision.

You can arrive anytime (you don’t need to arrive when it starts at 1 pm), and you can stay for as little or long as you like. At the open house you can circulate among two Forest Service specialists and the Forest Plan Revision group.

Open Houses are not part of a comment period so we will not be recording public comments, but specialists may take informal notes during conversations with the public.

We will bring our current work to share with you and answer your questions, but we will be reviewing pre-draft material which will not be made available to the public either as a handout or on our website. This is an informal, intermediary step. There will be later opportunities for public comment on draft work products.
Our work this fall will be made available for public comment and review in January when we release our initial plan components.

2016 Open House Details, all from 1-3:30pm:
1. Monday, November 14, at the Walatowa Visitor Center in Jemez Pueblo

Topics: Forest Plan, Vegetation, and Heritage
Address: 7413 NM-4, Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024
2. Wednesday, December 7, at the Supervisor’s Office of the Santa Fe National Forest

Topics: Forest Plan, Water, and Heritage
Address: 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508

If you have questions please call 505-438-5442, email santafeforestplan@fs.fed.us or mail to: Forest Plan Revision, Santa Fe National Forest, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508. To learn more about Forest Plan revision, please visit the Forest Plan revision website at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/santafeforestplan.

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