Friday, February 8, 2013

Forest plan revision community check-in meetings begin Feb. 19 in Orofino

Rick Brazell, Forest Supervisor for the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests, would like to invite the public to participate in upcoming Community Check-in Meetings for the Forest Plan Revision Collaborative process to be held Feb. 19 through March 4. This is the first of a series of community meetings. 

These two-hour sessions will be co-hosted by the Forest Service with Idaho, Clearwater and Latah Counties and facilitated by the University of Idaho. The Community Check-In Meetings are designed to provide updates to community members who are interested in the revision process but are not able to attend monthly collaborative meetings. The Check-In Meetings will include overviews of the revision process, revision timeline, and collaborative input gathered from the November through February working sessions. Members of the Revision Collaborative will be present to discuss their views of the process. The public will be invited to participate in the process and they will be provided information regarding alternative avenues of participation.

The meeting schedule is as follows, and all meetings will be held from 6-8 pm.:

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6-8 pm: Orofino Idaho; Forest Supervisors Office

Thursday, Feb. 21, 6-8 pm: Lolo, Montana; Lolo Community Center

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6-8 pm: Lewiston, Idaho; Idaho Fish and Game Office

Thursday, Feb. 28, 6-8 pm: Grangeville, Idaho; Senior Citizens Center

Monday, March 4, 6-8 pm: Moscow, Idaho; 1912 Facility

In the Spring, 2012 the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests were selected as one of eight early-adopter forests to revise Forest plans under the new 2012 Planning Rule. Input is currently being sought on the Forest Plan Revision Draft Assessment and on Draft Forest Plan Components. This collaborative effort provides important supporting information to the Forest Supervisor for the plan revision.

If you would like to learn more about the Revision Collaborative and how to participate, please go to the Forest Plan Revision website for more information: or contact Carol Hennessey, Collaboration Coordinator at or Cell: 208-451-6273.

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