Attend Upcoming Forest Service Forest Plan Revision Meetings

Cascadia Wildlands is actively engaged in the conversation with the Forest Service regarding the revisions to the forest plans guiding national forest management in Oregon and Washington. 
IMG_3257National Forests all operate under individualized Land Management Plans, as required by the National Forest Management Act. These “Forest Plans” direct management of national forestlands over a given time. The National Forest Management Act requires each plan be revised and Oregon and Washington forests are either already in the revision process or are preparing for revisions. Many national forests are operating under plans that were published 20 to 30 years ago and amended by the Northwest Forest Plan. 
The Pacific Northwest Region recently announced plans for holding additional forest management plan revision listening sessions. These listening sessions follow an initial round of listening sessions held earlier this year in Portland, Seattle and Redding.  Listening sessions are planned in locations throughout Oregon and Washington. Cascadia Wildlands will be participating in these listening sessions as much as possible, and we encourage our members and supporters to participate as well. This is an important opportunity for the public to engage the Forest Service on the future of land management on our public forests.  (Umpqua National Forest, photo credit Aileen Carlos).
This round of listening sessions will be held at local forest locations to engage with local communities. owl_photo(Spotted owl photo credit USFWS). 
The Forest Service is holding these listening sessions to:
·       Share the Forest Service’s current thinking on plan revision
·       Share how science will inform the process, and
·       Listen to ideas and thoughts about how to approach public engagement for forest plan revision. 
The Forest Service will be posting more details on their website as they become available: 
Contact Cascadia Wildlands for information and/or questions about our engagement.  
Listening sessions will be held on the following dates:
Date                                     Location                                             Forest(s)
April 27th                            Corvallis                                              Siuslaw
                                           Oregon State University 
                                           LaSells Stewart Center
                                           875 S.W. 26th St.
April 27th                              Prineville                                            Ochoco
                                            Bowman Museaum Annex
                                            6-8 pm
April 28th                             Issaquah                                            Mount Baker/
                                            Blakely Hall                                        Snoqualmie
                                            2550 NE Park 
April 28th                             Olympia                                              Olympic and Gifford 
                                            6-8pm                                                 Pinchot
April 28th                             Bend                                                   Deschutes 
                                            Deschutes NF Headquarters
                                            63095 Deschutes Market Rd
May 4th                               Pleasant Hill                                        Willamette 
                                            High School
                                            84455 N Enterprise Road 
May 4th                               Lakeview                                             Freemont-Winema
                                            Fairgrounds, Exhibit Bldg. #1
                                            1900 N. 4th Street
May 4th                               Medford                                               Rogue-Siskiyou
                                            Medford Interagency Office
                                            3040 Biddle Road
May 5th                                Klamath Falls                                      Fremont-Winema
                                             Oregon Institute of Technology
                                             College Union 2nd Floor
                                             3201 Campus Drive
May 6th                                Stayton                                                Willamette 
                                             Community Center
                                             400 W Virginia Street
May 6th                                 Gold Beach                                        Rogue-Siskiyou
                                              Curry County Fairgrounds
                                              Docia Sweet Hall
                                              29392 Ellensburg Ave
May 11th                               Hood River                                        Mt. Hood and Gifford 
                                              Columbia Gorge Hotel                      Pinchot
                                              400 Westcliff Drive 
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