North Carolina Forest Management Plan Meetings

Published Nov 17, 2013

US Forest Service

US Forest Service

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.

Click Here for Sample Statements Online

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.

Open House Dates & Locations

Marion Open House: November 18, 2013

  • McDowell Technical Community College
  • William Harold Smith Building (#19); Room 113
  • 54 College Drive Marion, N.C. 28752

Brevard Open House: November 19, 2013

  • Transylvania County Library
  • 212 South Gaston Street
  • Brevard, N.C. 28712

Murphy Open House: December 3, 2013

  • Tri-County Community College
  • Enlowe Multi-Purpose Room
  • 21 Campus Circle
  • Intersection of US-141 and US-64
  • Murphy, N.C. 28906

Mars Hill Open House: December 3, 2013

  • Appalachian Ranger District Office
  • 632 Manor Road
  • Mars Hill, N.C. 28754

Robbinsville Open House: December 5, 2013

  • Graham County Community Center
  • 196 Knight Street
  • Robbinsville, N.C. 28771

Franklin Open House: December 17, 2013

  • Nantahala Ranger District
  • 90 Sloan Road
  • Franklin, N.C. 28734

For more information about the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision process, please click here.

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