The Forest Service is hosting public workshops to offer information about the forest plan revision process, explain the key themes of each forest plan to be revised, and gather public feedback on the preliminary Need to Change. The public is welcome at any of the upcoming workshops. Each workshop will be held from 5 – 9 p.m. with presentations by Forest Service staff. There will be time for small group sessions to learn about specific topics addressed in the preliminary Need to Change, and time to offer feedback.


Sierra NF:
January 27, 2014

Sequoia NF:
January 28, 2014

Inyo NF:
January 30, 2014

Holiday Inn Fresno Airport
5090 E. Clinton Way,
Fresno, CA 93727

Double Tree Hotel
3100 Camino del Rio Ct.
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Inyo Forest Supervisor's Office
351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200
Bishop, CA 93514


Public Feedback is Welcome

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:

All correspondence received, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the project record and are available for public inspection and copying at any time.

Reference Materials

These documents will be discussed at the public meetings:


Need to Change

The first task of plan revision is to develop a preliminary "need to change" that identifies the areas that need to change in management direction outlined in the current plans. The preliminary need to change is based on what is important to people, threats to resources, undesirable trends in social, economic, or ecological sustainability, and a need to correct current direction in plans that are not meeting needs to provide benefits sustainably. In addition, it is important to focus on areas where changes to the forest plan can do something substantial to correct concerns identified in the near term. The need to change will be responsive to new information learned through monitoring and assessment.


Desired Conditions Statements

These documents are examples of desired conditions that may be included in the National Forest Plan. Desired conditions (or goals) set forth the desired social, economic, and ecological goals of the Forest. These statements paint a picture of what the public and the Forest Service desire the forest to look like and the goods and services all desire it to provide. Desired conditions are generally expressed in broad, general terms; however, more specificity may be added to clarify the intent. The desired conditions are separated into five categories:


Forest Roles and Contributions

These documents summarize each forest's distinctive roles and contributions within the broader landscape. This includes the unique attributes of the forests as well as the important benefits that are provided through forest uses, products and services.

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