are active in land use issues ... just in case your not , this is one of the best sites out there to keep track of what is going on .. if your not aware and active in some way you really need to be aware of what is going on under your nose.
most recent alert I have received [get several a week, do to the do gooders trying to shut us all down] .. anyway this one is close to most of you southern guys
hope I'm not breaking any rules or put it in the wrong place.
BLUERIBBON COALITION LANDUSE UPDATE!
Coronado National Forest Plan Revision Meetings Announced
Attention Arizona Recreationists!
The Coronado National Forest, located in southeast Arizona, is revising their Land and Resource Management Plan. The Forest Service (FS) is asking the public to review the initial "working draft" of this Revised Forest Plan at a series of open houses to be held in communities surrounding the Forest during the month of March 2010. Forest staff and resource specialists will be present to discuss the draft, receive your ideas and respond to your questions.
The open house meetings will include an overview of the draft document through a short presentation describing the various plan components. They will also share the timeline for completing the revision process and tell you how to stay involved.
The presentation will be repeated once each hour to allow you to attend at the time most convenient to you. In between presentations, you are invited to interact one-on-one with the various revision team members and other Forest employees.
The working document includes draft management direction in the form of desired conditions, objectives, guidelines, standards, and suitable uses. You will also see reports that assess areas for potential Wilderness designation.
MEETING DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 4:00 -7:00 pm
Santa Catalina Ranger District
Udall Regional Center
7200 E. Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ 85715
Focus Areas - Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains
Thursday, March 4, 2010 4:00 -7:00 pm
Nogales Ranger District
Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, Sonoran South Ballroom
1069 Camino Caralampi
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Focus Areas - Santa Rita and Tumacacori Mountains
Thursday, March 11, 2010 4:00 -7:00 pm
Sierra Vista Ranger District
Windemere Hotel & Conference Center
2047 South Highway 92
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Focus Areas - Huachuca and Whetstone Mountains
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 4:00 -7:00 pm
Douglas Ranger District
Douglas Visitor Center
345 16th Street
Douglas, AZ 85607
Focus Areas - Chiricahua, Peloncillo and Dragoon Mountains
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 4:00 -7:00 pm**
Rodeo Community Center
Highway 80 and Hickory Street
Rodeo, NM 88056
Thursday, March 18, 2010 4:00 -7:00 pm
Safford Ranger District
Graham County General Services Bldg
921 W. Thatcher Blvd.
Safford, AZ 85546
Focus Areas - Pinaleno, Galiuro, Santa Teresa & Winchester Mts.
** Rodeo, NM time is one hour later than Arizona's MST due to Daylight Savings Time
If you have any questions about the upcoming meetings or the plan revision process, please contact Jennifer Ruyle, Forest Planner, by phone at (520)388-8351 or by e-mail at [email protected]
. You can also check their website for more background information: Coronado National Forest - Newsroom
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact BRC.
Thanks in advance for your involvement,
Public Lands Department Manager
208-237-1008 ext 107
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