"I've been thinking a lot about the economy, society, and the environment and how they interact. As I read most of the planning documents, including the Draft NOI and Proposed Action, I feel like the language, if graphically…"
This group is a place for discussing social, cultural, and economic conditions related to national forest planning in California. In particular, it is a place where we can have more of a discussion on Chapter 6 from the Living Assessment. It will also serve as a place where we post answers to FAQs regarding the chapter.See More
"I appreciate your response, but the only problem with the Forest Service NEPA phase communication and collaboration plan is that the Forest Service reverted back to old habits, making "collaboration" decisions without collaboration."
"If this is true, I am sorry to hear it. The Collaboration Model v2.0 was a draft that had a substantial amount of public input, and it was 20+ pages long. It has been replaced by a 5 page document that is little more than an outline and a document…"
"I am curious. Does the Collaboration, Tribal and Public Involvement Plan dated 6/14/2014 replace the previous collaboration plans, i.e., there is a Forest Plan Revision Collaboration Model v2.0. There may also be a later version. There is also a…"
"I was disappoined in the preliminary need for change document that was drafted for the three forests. It is supposed to be a document that assists each forest in assessing their individual plans as to the need for change. Instead, a…"
"I made my first edits to Bioregional Report. The edits weren't major, but I had to try it out. It was easy. Thanks FS for providing the opportunity. In addition to the above tips, I think you also need to click "save" after you are…"
"I live in Big Pine; so I have easy access to the local mountains. In the summer I like to take hikes up different trails after work. The access points out of Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine, Bishop, Pine Creek and Rock Creek provide more…"
"Thanks for the web reference. Good info.
As I understand the MEA, Provisioning Services would be comperable to what I have called consumables/use; Cultural Services would be comperable to what I have called use and enjoyment/active benefits; and…"
"The above diagram identifies Positions, Interests, Values, and Needs. It is an excellent graphic depicting their relationship. Below I have attached a document that attempts to understand what happens when change is inserted into the above graphic.…"
"I am still trying to understand Ecosystem services. I have identified at least three areas of focus. I recognize that these can be broken down in many ways, but here are mine.
1) What the forest can provide in the way of consumables/use, e.g.,…"
Looking at ecosystem services allows us to draw a connection between conservation and development by relating the health of the environment to human health, security and the material and spiritual goods that are necessary for well-being.See More
Social values define what's important to us - what we believe is right or wrong, good or bad. Key to our dialog is an understanding of these concepts: values, interests and positions. This group will explore how these concepts affect forest planning.
"I think the average person doesn't have a clue about what the government is doing around them. The don't participate in local, county, state, or federal "politics." They only become engaged when they are impacted. Most of these…"