Published Nov 17, 2013
The recent "lapse in government funding" caused many inconveniences in and out of government.
The shutdown, for example, forced the U.S. Forest Service to cancel its October 5th open house meeting regarding the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision process. The rescheduling of that meeting will be among the open houses that will be held at six locations in November and December.
The open houses give attendees the opportunity to submit written ideas for how the 1987 management plan needs to be changed. Forest Service specialists will be on-hand to assist, answer questions and listen to concerns.
Sample "Need-for-Change" statements were shared with the public in September.
Members of the public are invited to attend any of the open houses anytime between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the days and locations listed below. The content of the open houses will be the same at each location. There will be no formal presentations.
Members of the Forest Service plan revision team will compile the ideas submitted into an organized and summarized set of statements about the need for change. The Forest Service will post the results on the plan revision website in the next few months.
Marion Open House: November 18, 2013
Brevard Open House: November 19, 2013
Murphy Open House: December 3, 2013
Mars Hill Open House: December 3, 2013
Robbinsville Open House: December 5, 2013
Franklin Open House: December 17, 2013
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