USFS wants public feedback


usfssign.jpgPublic Workshop Invites Feedback on the Preliminary Need to Change   (press release)

Bishop, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service is planning a public workshop in Bishop, CA to review the recently released preliminary Need to Change. The public is invited to provide feedback on the Need to Change document, which will drive how the Forest Service revises its management plans.

The workshop is planned for Thursday, January 30, 2014, from 5-9 pm at the Inyo National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 351 Pacu Lane Suite 200, Bishop, CA 93514. Light snacks will be provided.

Those unable to attend in person are invited to participate via a conference phone line. Please contact Deb Schweizer to register for the conference call in at (760)-873-2427 or at

The Forest Service will explain the key themes for the forest plan and gather public feedback on the preliminary Need to Change. There will be time for small group sessions to learn about specific topics addressed in the preliminary Need to Change.

The Inyo, Sierra, and Sequoia are three of eight national forests that were selected as early adopters. They will be the first to revise their land management plans using the 2012 National Forest System Planning Rule, which provides the framework for Forest Service land management plans across the nation.

The Inyo, Sierra, Sequoia plan revisions will be completed through one environmental impact statement. This single EIS will be an efficient and cost-effective way to pool staff expertise. The final EIS will result in three separate Record of Decisions and three separate forest plans. Forest Supervisors will remain the responsible official for making decisions on their specific forest plan.

The recently completed Forest assessments, Bio-regional assessment, and the preliminary Need to Change can be viewed on-line at:

Public feedback received by January 24, 2014, will be incorporated into the public workshop discussions. Feedback on the Need to Change document is most useful if received by January 31, 2014, and may be submitted via e-mail or by hard copy. Written feedback should be addressed to: Land Management Plan Revision, U.S. Forest Service, Ecosystem Planning Staff, 1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592. E-mail feedback may be submitted to:


5 Responses to USFS wants public feedback

  1. Beth Black January 28, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    This country was built on the backs of horses….wild horses are direct descendants from the horses used to build our country. They are a national treasure….please don’t turn your backs on them….there is room enough for them.

  2. Kathy Valente January 28, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    Please provide the necessary protection and freedom for all wild horses and burros to live humanely safe without threat of ever being slaughtered. Thank you. Kathy Valente

  3. john davis January 29, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    Please protect our wild horses and there freedom, without threat of being slaughtered. Thank You John Davis.

  4. Robin Smith January 29, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

    We legally protect all kinds of “endangered species”. Therefore these horses need our protection too. Naturally, I do not want over population to occur to the detriment of the survivors, However, as many cattle plants have moved to HUMANE needs to produce NECESSARY food, then the same is required for a minimal amount of these creatures. So STOP the mass slaughter.

  5. THERESA THISSEN January 30, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Please protect the wild horses..Americans who pay taxes love them and do not want them slaughtered or standing in pens….they deserve to be free on the lands given to them in the 1971 congressional act.The BLM mismanagement is atrocious.The welfare ranchers should send their cattle to slaughter..if they don’t own land they should not own cattle pure and sick of funding their sorry asses with my tax dollars.These horse deserve to be here and free they will cull themselves and are a plus ecological green machine reseeding vegation and do not foul up thewater as fracking and cattle do.Leave them alone …please!
    Theresa thissen, gypsum , colo 81637


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