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Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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AGENCY:

Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice of public meetings related to the Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Public meetings will provide information on the document, opportunities for discussion, dialogue and consideration of how the alternatives address the five problem areas, including old forest ecosystems and associated species; aquatic, riparian and meadow ecosystems; fire and fuels management; noxious weeds; and lower westside hardwood ecosystems. Meetings will take place in cities near Sierra Nevada forests, as well as Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay area, and Sacramento. The meeting schedule is attached.

SUMMARY:

The Draft EIS to amend Sierra Nevada Forest Plans was released on May 2, 2000 and is open for public comment until August 11, 2000. The Sierra Nevada Framework for Conservation and Collaboration is an effort by the USDA Forest Service to better integrate the latest science and a collaborative approach into national forest management. The EIS will allow the forest service to update forest plans for the 11 national forests in the Sierra Nevada and Modoc Plateau. The Draft EIS proposes 7 action alternatives to address five problem areas.

Requesting Copies of the DEIS and Submitting Comments

The DEIS is available in 4 formats: a printed summary (40 pages); a printed 3-volume set of the full draft EIS, appendices and maps (1500 pages); compact disk (CD); or downloadable at www.r5.fed.us/​sncf. To request hardcopies or a CD, write (Subject: SNFP Request): USDA Forest Service—CAET, Sierra Nevada Framework Project, PO Box 7669, 200 E. Broadway, Room 301, Missoula Mt 59807. Email: mailroom_wo_caet@fs.fed.us. Fax: (460) 329-3021.

Review and Comments on the DEIS may be sent to the above address (Subject: SNFP Comments)

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Please see the USDA Forest Service, World Wide Web site www.r5.fs.fed.us/​sncf or contact USDA Forest Service, Sierra Nevada Framework Project, Room 419, 801 I Street, Sacramento, Ca 95814; phone number 916-492-7554; TTY via PacBell relay (800) 735-2929.

The Following Is the Current List of Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment DEIS Public Meetings

[Revised June 12, 2000]

DateTimeLocationAddressContactMeeting Format
June 20, 20001:30 pmMadera CAMadera County Board of Supervisors, 209 W. YosemiteBoard of Supervisors.
June 21, 20007:00-9:00 pmEl Dorado CAUnion Mine High School Cafeteria, 6530 Koki LaneContact: Frank Mosbacher (530) 622-5061Info/comment.
June 22, 20006:30-9:00 pmOakhurst CAOakhurst Community Center Building Road 425BContact: Sue Exline (559) 297-0706Information.
June 24, 20009:00 am-1:00 pmLos Angeles CALA River Center, 570 W Ave 26, Ste 100Contact: SNFP (916) 492-7554Info/comment.
June 24, 20009:00-11:00 amSonora CASonora Oaks Best Western, Hess Ave. and Hwy 108Contact: John Maschi, (209) 532-3671Information.
June 27, 20002:00 pmFresno CAFesno County Board of Supervisors, 2281 Tulare StBoard of Supervisors.
June 29, 20006:30-9:00 pmPrather CAPineridge/Kings River District Office, Hwy 168Contact: Sue Exline (559) 297-0706Information.
July 10, 20003:00-9:30 pmPorterville CAVeteran's Building 190 W. Olive AveContact: Julie Allen, (559) 784-1500 ext. 1160Info/comment.
July 11, 20005:00-9:00 pmChester, CAWildwood Center, 366 Meadowbrook LoopContact: Carrie Christman (530) 257-2151Info/comment.
July 12, 20006:30-9:00 pmAlturas CAUSDA Conference RoomContact: Nancy Gardner (530) 233-8713Comment.
July 12, 20005:00-9:00 pmSusanvilleLassen Nat'l Forest Supervisor's Office, 2550 Riverside DrCarrie Christman (530) 257-2151Info/comment.
July 13, 20005:00-9:00 pmFall River Mills CAHat Creek Ranger District Conference RoomCarrie Christman (530) 257-2151Info/comment.
July 13, 20005:00-9:30 pmLake Isabella CAKern River Veteran's Hall/Senior Center 6405 Lake Isabella BlvdContact: Julie Allen, (559) 784-1500 ext. 1160Info/comment.
July 17, 20006:30-9:00 pmBishop CAOur Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic ChurchContact: Nancy Upham (760) 873-2427Info/comment.
July 24, 20001:00-3:00 pmCarson City NVLibraryContact: Christie Kalkowski (775) 355-5311Comment.
July 24, 20006:00-8:00 pmMinden NVWestern Nevada Community CollegeContact: Christie Kalkowski (775) 355-5311Comment.
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July 25, 20006:30-9:00 pmMammoth Lakes CACommunity CenterContact: Nancy Upham (760) 873-2427Info/comment.
July 25, 20006:00-8:00 pmMarkleeville CATurtle Rock Co. ParkContact: Christie Kalkowski (775) 355-5311Comment.
July 25, 20006:30-9:00 pmOakhurst CAOakhurst Community Center Bulding, Road 425BContact: Sue Exline (559) 297-0706 skexline@fs.fed.usComment.
July 26, 20006:30-9:00 pmClovis CAVeterans Memorial Building, 5th and Hughes-Veterans RoomContact: Sue Exline (559) 297-0706 skexline@fs.fed.usComment.
July 26, 20006:00-8:00 pmBridgeport CAMemorial Hall 100 Sinclair StContact: Christie Kalkowski (775) 355-5311Info/comment.
July 27, 20006:00-8:00 pmReno NVMcKinley Arts & Cultural CenterContact: Christie Kalkowski (775) 355-5311Comment.
July 27, 20006:30-9:00 pmPrather CAPineridge/Kings River District Office, Hwy 168Contact: Sue Exline (559) 297-0706Comment.
July 29, 20009:00am-1:00 pmSacramento CAConvention Center, 1400 J StContact: Gail Wright, (916) 492-7549Reporting on public comment.
July TBASan Francisco Bay AreaInfo/comment.
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Kent P. Connaughton,

Sierra Nevada Framework Project Director.

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[FR Doc. 00-15771 Filed 6-21-00; 8:45 am]

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