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UT/MT/WY Forest Service Travel Planning Meetings - Your chance to get involved


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I thought I would post this up here for all to check out. This is everybodys chance to get involved in keeping trails open to OHV use. You can attend in person ( the best way ) or send in your written comments. If we don't get involved in some large numbers we are going to be riding around in a dirt parking lot somewhere, maybe, IF the greenies let us. 👍

USFS PLANNING RULE MEETINGS ANNOUNCED FOR INTERMOUNTAIN REGION

The Forest Service is revising the regulations used to formulate Forest Plans (known as the Planning Rule). The agency has said it is committed to an open collaborative approach, and has announced several national and regional meetings. Nationwide, the collaborative process includes a Science Forum, three National Roundtables and Roundtables in nine Regions. More information is available on the FS Forest Planning webpage.

The FS recently announced the schedule for Regional Roundtables in Region 4 (Intermountain Region), which encompasses Utah, Nevada, southern Idaho and western Wyoming. The Roundtables will be held on April 8, 2010, in fourteen locations throughout the Region. Click here for additional information and a draft agenda for these Roundtables.

There will be two opportunities at each location to participate: (1) from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm during the workday, (2) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the evening. The afternoon and evening sessions are identical. Please pre-register for any meetings you plan to attend as soon as possible at http://region4roundtable.eventbrite.com or by calling the meeting contact.

You can view our Friday alert for more info, and if you plan to attend any of the meetings, please feel free to use our comments to help you provide input at the meetings.

We also have an ACTION ITEM prepared for those who can't make it to the meetings and still want to do something to help.

As always, please call or email if you have any concerns or questions.

Brian Hawthorne

Public Lands Policy Director

BlueRibbon Coalition

208-237-1008 ext 102

The FS recently announced the schedule for Regional Roundtables in Region 1 (Northern Region), which encompasses Montana, northern Idaho and North Dakota. Three meetings will be held concurrently in the Northern Region on April 13, 2010, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm in Montana and 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in Northern Idaho. The locations for the three meetings are:

Missoula, MT (Holiday Inn Parkside, 200 S. Pattee Street)

Billings, MT (Custer National Forest Headquarters, 1310 Main Street)

Coeur d'Alene, ID (Idaho Panhandle National Forest Headquarters, 3815 Schreiber Way)

These meetings are open to all, and there is no fee involved. However, to ensure that there is sufficient space, you are being asked to register as soon as possible. You can register online at http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/projects/planning.shtml.

The three meetings will be connected via video teleconference at the beginning and the end of the meeting for information sharing. Click here for additional information and to download the agenda for these Roundtables.

Following the meetings, FS staff in Missoula will be available at the Holiday Inn Parkside to provide information to the public and to answer questions.

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LIST OF ROUNDTABLE MEETINGS, LOCATIONS AND CONTACTS:

• Salt Lake City, UT - Radisson Hotel Downtown, 215 West South Temple.

Contact - Glen Stein: 801-625-5281 or Joanna Wilson: 801-625-5736

• Vernal, UT - Ashley National Forest Supervisor's Office, 355 N. Vernal Ave.

Contact - Louis Haynes: 435-782-5105

• Boise, ID - Boise National Forest Supervisor's Office, 1249 South Vinnell Way, Suite 200.

Contact - Dave Olson: 208-373-4105

• Jackson, WY - Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisors Office, 340 North Cache.

Contact - Michael Schrotz: 307-739-5500.

• Idaho Falls, ID - Caribou-Targhee National Forest Supervisor's Office, 1405 Hollipark Drive.

Contact - Lynn Ballard: 208-557-5765.

• Richfield, UT - Fishlake National Forest Supervisors Office, 115 East 900 North.

Contact - John Zapell: 435-896-1070, or Marianne Orton or Doug Robison 435-896-9233.

• Sparks, NV - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Supervisors Office, 1200 Franklin Way.

Contact - Kathy Lucich: 775-355-5322.

• Las Vegas, NV - Spring Mt. National Recreation Area, 4701 N. Torry Pines Drive.

Contact - Kathy Lucich: 775-355-5322.

• Elko, NV - Mountain City Ranger District, 2035 Last Chance Rd.

Contact - Kathy Lucich: 775-355-5322.

• Price, UT - Manti-LaSal National Forest Supervisors Office, 599 W. Price Drive.

Contact - Marlene Depietro: 435-636-3539.

• Cedar City, UT - Dixie National Forest Supervisors Office, 1789 N. Wedgewood Lane.

Contact - Gina Lampman: 435-865-3794 or Kenton Call: 435-865-3730.

• McCall, ID - Payette National Forest Supervisors Office, 800 W. Lakeside Avenue.

Contact - Laua Pramuck: 208-634-0784.

• Salmon, ID - Salmon-Challis National Forest Supervisors Office, 1206 S. Challis Street.

Contact - Lyle Powers: 208-756-5557

• Twin Falls, ID - Sawtooth National Forest Supervisors Office, 2647 Kimberly Rd. East.

Contact - Julie Thomas: 208-737-3262.

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