Where we all take part in forest planning
The R5 Regional Planning Team is proud to announce the posting of the draft Bio-Regional Assessment. The Assessment is part of the initial work underway as the Inyo, Sierra, and Sequoia National Forests revise their forest plans. The Bio-Regional Assessment focuses on existing conditions and trends for the entire Sierra Cascades. The draft report is succinct, integrating information from the 15 topic papers on Our Living Assessment, an online Wiki website. The Assessment addresses ecological, social and economic sustainability of five themes that are overarching across the entire bio-region: Water Quality and Quantity, Fire Resilience, Sustainable Recreation, Ecological Integrity and Community Resilience.
Each forest will be able to draw on the Bio-Regional Assessment as a foundation for revising the forest plans. Each forest will also conduct its forest-level assessment in addition to the Bio-Regional Assessment.
We welcome your feedback to help us improve the draft Bio-Regional Assessment. The deadline for providing information to be considered in the final report is June 15, 2013. An email address has been established for gathering our feedback - firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you are reviewing the document and submitting feedback, please consider:
1) Clarity of the document;
2) Indentification of overarching themes, including:
3) Meeting the purpose of the document, including:
Your feedback is welcome and highly valued!