You are invited to the US Forest Service’s Tongass National Forest Conservation Strategy Summits taking place in Juneau and Ketchikan. The information provided and format will be the same at each of the one-day meetings.
- To register for one of these summits, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Summit” as the subject. Specify the session you plan to attend, and provide your contact information.
The goal of each meeting is to introduce the public, private industry, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and other interested parties to the current Old-Growth Habitat Conservation Strategy (adopted in 2008), new science since 2008, and results of monitoring the strategy’s effectiveness. The Southeast Conference and The Nature Conservancy will also present alternative conservation strategies that could be considered for the Tongass. Through small group sessions participants will have the opportunity to discuss and provide feedback regarding the current conservation strategy, the need for revisions, and potential alternatives. These meetings are being offered to assist individuals prepare comments on the Tongass National Forest’s five-year Forest Plan review.
Comments can be be submitted online at www.tnf-5yearreview.com
. The public comment period is now open through June 30, 2013.