Forest Service Seeking Public Comments
updated: Mar 05, 2013, 3:54 PM
Source: Los Padres National Forest
Public Comments Sought for Land Management Plan Amendment Environmental Impact Statement
Forest Service officials are seeking public comments on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact
Statement for a Proposed Amendment to the Land Management Plans for the four Southern California
national forests (the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino).
The environmental impact statement analyzes the proposal to modify the existing land use zones
allocations in selected inventoried roadless areas to include more back country non-motorized and
recommended wilderness areas. It also analyzes the proposal to modify the land management plan
monitoring framework. The statement evaluates alternatives for both topics, including an alternative
that would recommend most of the study area as wilderness. The environmental impact statement can
be found on the project webpage at:
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 90-day comment period that
began February 15. The content and format of each meeting will be identical; however each forest will
be presenting information specific to the local area. Meetings will begin with an open house where
Forest Service staff will be available to answer questions about the Draft SEIS. A brief presentation will
begin 30 minutes after the meeting opens, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Maps of the
alternatives will be available for viewing. 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
· March 26, 2013, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Angeles National Forest Headquarters, 701 North Santa
Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006
· March 26, 2013, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA
91901 (Hosted by the Cleveland National Forest)
· March 27, 2013, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Palomar Ranger District Office, 1634 Black Canyon Road,
Ramona, CA 92065
· March 28, 2013, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District Office, 33708
Crown Valley Road, Acton, CA 93510
· March 28, 2013, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, San Bernardino National Forest Headquarters, 602 S.
Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408
· April 9, 2013, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mt. Pinos Ranger District office, 34580 Lockwood Valley Road,
Frazier Park, CA 93225
· April 10, 2013, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Southern California Edison, 103 David Love Place, Goleta, CA
93117 (Hosted by Los Padres National Forest)
How to Comment
The public is encouraged to participate in the process. Comments should be received within 90 days of
the publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The Notice was published on Friday,
February 15, 2013, and the comment period closes on Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Comments may be sent via e-mail to email@example.com, or filed through the project
web page at http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35130.
Send written comments to:
Cleveland National Forest
10845 Rancho Bernardo Road
San Diego, CA 92127-2107
ATTN: LMP Amendment
For further information, contact Project Manager Bob Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit the project website at http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php?project=35130.
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