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Forest Service meeting draws concerns over multi-use

June 30, 2014

First District Supervisor Linda Arcularius said multiple-use should be front and center in the Forest Service’s new Forest Plan, and as of yet, it doesn’t seem to be. Photo by Charles James

About 70 interested members of the public attended the Forest Plan workshop, including three Inyo County Supervisors, held from 5-8 p.m. June 19 at Cerro Coso Community College in Bishop. The purpose of the meeting was to review and comment on the Inyo Forest’s “Updated Need to Change” document.
The Forest Plan revisions – being adopted by the Inyo, Sierra and Sequoia national forests – are of great interest in Inyo and Mono counties with their largely tourist-based economies. The U.S. Forest Service was looking for content-based feedback which included a more holistic approach to Fire Management; a more integrated approach to Wildlife Conservation; addressing concerns over wild horses and burros; and the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum covering recreational uses and partnerships.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, July 1, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

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