SILVER CITY, NM; October 3rd, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Gila National Forest recently released the draft assessment report for feedback as part of the Forest Plan Revision process. The Gila National Forest highly encourages feedback on the draft assessment report and participation moving forward. Community meetings have been scheduled in late October to early November 2016 to discuss assessment key findings on ecological, social, and economic topics, collaborate to determine needs-for-change to the current plan, and continue the dialogue between the Forest and nearby residents, users, and interested individuals.
Community meetings will occur on the following dates and locations. Meetings are open house style so people can drop in anytime during the meeting.
|Monday, October 24th||7-9 pm||Wilderness||Roundup Lodge, Acklin Hill Road, San Lorenzo, NM|
|Tuesday, October 25th||5-7 pm||Quemado||Quemado High School Cafeteria, 3484 Hwy 60 Quemado, NM|
|Wednesday, October 26th||4-6:30 pm||Glenwood||Glenwood Community Center, 14 Menges Ln, Glenwood, NM|
|Thursday, October 27th||4-6:30 pm||Reserve||Catron County Fairgrounds Building, Hwy 12, Reserve, NM|
|Tuesday, November 1st||4-6:30 pm||Black Range||Albert Lyon Event Center, 2953 South Broadway,
Truth or Consequences, NM
|Wednesday, November 2nd||4-6:30 pm||Silver City||WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th Street & Kentucky Street,
Silver City, NM
|Thursday, November 3rd||4-6:30 pm||NM Farm and Ranch Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd
Las Cruces, NM
The revised Forest Plan will describe the strategic direction for management of forest resources for the next fifteen years on the Gila National Forest.
To download a copy of the draft assessment report, please visit the Forest Plan Revision website athttp://go.usa.gov/h88k. For further information, contact Matt Schultz, Forest Planner, 575-388-8280 firstname.lastname@example.org.