OHIO – Wayne National Forest Officially Begins Forest Plan Revision

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The Wayne National Forest's notice of initiation of the assessment phase of Forest Plan Revision was published in the Federal Register on April 19, 2018. This notice signals the official start of the Forest Plan revision process that will continue for the next two to three years. The revised Forest Plan will guide all land management activities on the Wayne National Forest for the next 10-15 years.

"We are now reviewing the feedback we received from the public during the eight kick-off meetings held in March and April of 2018," stated Forest Supervisor Tony Scardina. By June 1, 2018, we will announce a comprehensive public engagement plan for the assessment phase, which will provide a detailed outline of additional public meetings and other ways the public can provide the information we are looking for during the assessment phase of the Forest Plan Revision process.

If you would like to submit comments, information, or scientific data before announcement of the comprehensive public engagement plan, please submit it to http://bit.ly/WayneNF-NOI, additional information about the Forest Plan Revision process is available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/wayne/landmanagement/planning.

Bill Kaeppner with Ohio Motorized Trails Association (OMTA) and BRC Board Member, points out that, "this is an extremely important opportunity for you. Every single voice counts. This is the opportunity for you to affect how the Wayne is run. How much area your sport has. What the trails will be like. Others will be telling the Wayne what they want too. You may not be what they want. You as an individual must be involved. If you do not voice your opinions and needs, do not be upset when you lose your type of recreation on the Wayne. The folks who oppose motorized recreation will be voicing their opinions. Make sure your voice is stronger than theirs."

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext. 2
 
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