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US Forest Service shares process for evaluating and identifying potential areas for wilderness recommendation in forest plan revisions
In an effort to keep the public engaged throughout the forest plan revision process for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests, the U.S. Forest Service is sharing our process for evaluating and identifying lands that may be suitable for recommendation and inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System. No new wilderness areas are being designated at this time. Only Congress can make this determination.
We are revising the three forest plans using the 2012 Planning Rule, which requires us to conduct this wilderness evaluation. For more information on our wilderness evaluation process, log on to: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/landmanagement/planning/?cid=STELPRD3803608
We welcome input. If you have questions, concerns or feedback about this process, please contact Mark Metcalfe at 707-562-8848 or submit input via http://tinyurl.com/earlyadoptersfpr
In the past year, we've opened public discussions on plan revisions as information was available, including:
We anticipate releasing the draft environmental impact statement and draft forest plans for public comment and review later this year.
For more information about plan revision efforts, visit our website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r5/FPR