Let’s reminisce for a minute. Remember when “Thriller” was a #1 hit? That was 1983. Remember when Sally Ride became the first woman in space? Also 1983. Remember the last time the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forest Plan was revised? You guessed it–1983.
We’re a little overdue.
Forest plans guide the management of National Forests, and are usually updated every 15-20 years. Three phases make up a Forest Plan: assessment, revision, and monitoring. For our own GMUG National Forests, the Forest Service began the assessment phase in 2006, but put the process on hold due to a change in federal regulations guiding Forest Plan revisions. So yet again, in 2017, the GMUG National Forests are in the assessment phase.
Part of the assessment process is soliciting public input. You can email the GMUG Forest Managers directly, submit a comment, sign up for the GMUG Forest Planning email updates, or attend one (or all eight) of the GMUG Forest Plan Revision Public Open Houses (see below). The first public open house will be July 25 from 5:30-7:30pm at Lincolen Elementary School in Delta. Join us there!
*******UPDATE – Miss the GMUG Open Houses? Have no fear! Catch an upcoming webinar hosted by the USFS to learn more about the process!
Tuesday August 22 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m. (https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/gmug-500/)
Thursday August 24 from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. (https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/gmug-500/)
You can also view the poster presentations featured at the Open Houses RIGHT HERE.**********************
WSCC is also seeking public lands enthusiasts to provide input and share your knowledge to help us make recommendations for management of specific areas within GMUG. To get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Public Open House||07/25/2017||5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.||Lincoln Elementary School Kiva (Common Space). 1050 Hastings St. Delta, CO||Delta|
|Public Open House||07/27/2017||5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m||Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center VanTuyl Room. 275 S. Spruce St. #A. Gunnison, CO||Gunnison|
|Public Open House||08/01/2017||5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.||4H Center, Mt. Sneffles Room (South Room). 22739 US-550, Ridgway||Ouray|
|Public Open House||08/03/2017||5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.||Lincoln Park Barn. 910 N. 12 St, Grand Junction,CO||Mesa|
|Public Open House||08/10/2017||5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.||Wilkinson Public Library, Program room 100 W. Pacific Ave, Telluride, CO||San Miguel|
|Public Open House||08/14/2017||5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.||Montrose High Scool Cafeteria. 600 Selig Ave, Montrose, CO||Montrose|
|Public Open Hpuse||08/15/2017||4:30p.m. to 6:30p.m.||Lake City Community School, Common Space. 614 Silver St, Lake City, CO||Hinsdale|
|Public Open House||08/17/2017||4:30p.m. to 6:30p.m.||Saguache, Meeting Room at Road and Bridge 305 3 St, Saguache,CO||Saguache|