Where we all take part in forest planning
Added by Sonja Lin on January 18, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments
...and is ready for YOUR input!!
The Forest Service R5 Regional Planning Team has uploaded three Sierra Nevada Bioregion chapters to the Living Assessment, as well as short summaries for almost all the chapters. The remaining chapters should be posted in the coming weeks, so keep…Continue
Explain What You Do in 7 Words or Less
Who knew? I always thought the Federal Register was some stuffy binder, available at public libraries, whose foray into the digital era was an equally stuffy website that contained miles of useless info.
I was wrong!
Today's Federal Register is actually pretty slick. It has lots of…Continue
Added by Erica Schachtell on November 19, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments
the Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment 2011 Annual Monitoring Report is posted,
and you can check it out here:
And don't those fishers look cute??? lol
Added by Erica Schachtell on August 22, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
As I sit here and begin to think about why revising our Forest Plans is important; not just for me; but for all of us, I have a recurring thought. I think about the task ahead of us and the words of a song by a group of musicians that I admire keep coming back to me, and seem completely appropriate to…Continue
Added by Ronald L. Pugh on August 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I read a great blog post today about the difference between "customers" and "active citizens.
You can read it here .
The author defines the terms like…Continue
After receiving 224 applications from 34 states and the District of Columbia, Thomas Vilsack, our Secretary of Agriculture, has announced the 21 members selected to serve on the National Advisory Committee for…Continue
What's the difference between open data and open gov? How do all the 'opengov' terms relate? Can someone make me a venn diagram? oh! cool, thx!
Blog post by David Tallan on GovLoop:…Continue
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1241, H.R. 1818, H.R. 2984 and H.R. 4234
Thursday, March 29, 2012 10:00 AM
video is here:…Continue
Added by Erica Schachtell on April 3, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments
This article made me chuckle. We heard every one of these when we started OFP.
(clicking the link will take you to the following URL:)…Continue
Added by Erica Schachtell on March 20, 2012 at 6:04pm — No Comments
The Forest Service is good at data collection. I mean, as an agency, the amount of information that the FS gathers, stores, and maintains is astounding.
However, the FS is not so good at implementing innovative and interactive methods that respond quickly and nimbly to information consumption…Continue
Take a look at this great video about the "social media revolution". Every day social media becomes a stronger, faster, more accessible, easier and better(?) way to communicate. The stats in this 4 minute video are incredible and show how important it is to take social media seriously. If the government doesn't begin to use social media as a tool for communication, government initiatives and efforts involving stakeholders (like forest planning!) will become neglected and…Continue
Added by Kelly Ross on January 23, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments
Who says that games can't be an effective educational tool? Take this Budget Hero game, developed by American Public Media, as an example. If we could do something similar for forest planning, that would be awesome. Go ahead and play it - i provided the link below. (It asks for your name, zip, and email - don't worry, it doesn't spam you.)
Added by Erica Schachtell on December 21, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Last week, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released the draft NEPA Guidance (“Improving the Process for…Continue
Did you know that the Forest Service has been working on an online, interactive map viewer to show allowed public motorized use on system roads and trails??
Yes, it's true. It's called the Interactive Travel Map. My colleagues at Geospatial Service and Technology Center (GSTC) have been developing this for a while now.
Basically, it takes the information from each unit's Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) and displays it in a browser window. The user can pan, zoom, turn layers on…Continue
Added by Erica Schachtell on December 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
November 15, 2011 - Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
For the complete webcast video and related content, click *here.*
Chief Tidwell, one of the panelists, talks about the Proposed Planning Rule, Travel Management, and Special Use Permitting. Lots of criticism about the 2011 Proposed Rule. There are a few harsh…Continue
Added by Erica Schachtell on November 30, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments
Added by Erica Schachtell on October 24, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Gov 2.0 - making government services more open, transparent, participatory, and collaborative. Yes, we're part of this objective! Like it says in the article, changing agency culture - to the point that openness becomes the norm - is going to take sustained commitment. Keep it up!
Click on the following link for full article: …Continue
Added by Erica Schachtell on September 19, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
by By CHRYSTIA FREELAND | REUTERS
My favorite line is "...Just as much of Facebook’s or FourSquare’s value comes from content that users generate, proponents of Government 2.0 want us to participate in creating the government services we use."
So let's keep adding content to theLivingAssessment! The better we make…Continue
Added by Erica Schachtell on August 22, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments