U.S. Forest Service seeks public input on proposed amendment to land management plans in inventoried roadless areas of California's Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino national forests
SAN BERNARDINO, California
April 30, 2012
– Forest Service officials are seeking public comments on a Proposed Amendment to the Land Management Plans for the four Southern California national Forests (the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino).
The Proposed Amendment would modify the existing land use zones allocations in selected inventoried roadless areas to include more back country non-motorized and recommended wilderness areas. An alternate monitoring framework is also proposed. The full details of the proposed action can be found on the project webpage at: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35130
This Proposed Amendment to the Land Management Plan is part of the Settlement Agreement approved January 3, 2011, in the case of California Resources Agency, et al vs. United States Department of Agriculture, and Center for Biological Diversity, et al vs. United States Department of Agriculture.
The four national forests will be hosting multiple open houses during the 45-day scoping period that began April 27. The content and format of each meeting will be identical; however each forest will be presenting information specific to what the Proposed Amendment means locally. Forest Service staff officers will be available to answer questions, and maps of the proposed changes will be available for viewing. The meeting times and locations are:
The public is encouraged to participate in the process. Comments should be received within 45 days of the publication of the Notice of Intent in the Federal Register. The Notice was published on Friday, April 27, 2012, and the comment period closes on Monday June 11, 2012. Send written comments to:
Cleveland National Forest
10845 Rancho Bernardo Road
San Diego, CA 92127-2107
ATTN: LMP Amendment
Comments may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or filed through the project web page at http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35130
For further information, contact Project Manager Bob Hawkins at email@example.com or visit the project website at http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php?project=35130