We're sharing our preliminary draft monitoring plans

Forest Service shares preliminary draft monitoring programs for Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forest plans

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 preliminary draft monitoring programs for each national forest.

Each forest plan has its own monitoring program. We use information gathered through the monitoring program to understand the effects of implementing the forest plan. A monitoring program helps us determine if a change may be needed to improve forest management.  

For more information on our preliminary draft monitoring programs, log on to: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/landmanagement/planning/?cid=STELPRD3855625

If you think we should change the monitoring questions or indicators that we included in our monitoring programs, let us know. Please provide scientific evidence to support your reasoning, and identify where in our programs we should include any of your suggested new monitoring questions and indicators

Your feedback is most useful if submitted by October 23, 2015, and can be provided via web-form: http://tinyurl.com/earlyadoptersfpr . If you have questions or concerns about the monitoring programs, please contact Mike Dietl at 707-562-9121. You will also have an opportunity to review and provide feedback when the draft forest plans are released.

In the past year, we’ve convened public discussions on plan revision topics as information was available, including:

  • June 2014: Preliminary wilderness inventory, step one of the wilderness evaluation process

  • August 2014: Began National Environmental Policy Act process for forest plan revisions

  • November 2014: Shared issues and concerns heard during public scoping

  • January 2015: Sierra Cascade Dialog session about monitoring programs

  • May 2015: Update on our wilderness evaluation progress

  • June 2015: Inyo National Forest hosted wilderness evaluation public workshop

  • July 2015: Draft proposed species of conservation concern lists

  • September 2015: Shared process for evaluating and identifying potential areas for wilderness recommendations

For more information about plan revision efforts, visit our website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r5/FPR

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