Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests Announce Forest Plan Revision Open Houses

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) in Colorado announced public open houses regarding the proposal to revise the GMUG Forest Plan, which governs all management actions on GMUG’s 2.9 million acres of public lands.

It is important for OHV enthusiasts to stay involved in the public lands management planning process by attending public meetings! We need to ensure that we have a seat at the table when agencies that administer public lands discuss changes to forest management plans.

The initial phase of the plan revision involves an assessment of current forest conditions and highlights areas where conditions or issues have changed. During the open houses, the GMUG states that its planning team will introduce the public to the purpose of a Forest Plan, explain the assessment process, and share preliminary assessment information from the resource specialists.

Dates and Locations

7/25/17, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Elementary School Kiva (Common Space), 1050 Hastings St., Delta, CO

7/27/17, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center VanTuyl Room, 275 S. Spruce St., #A, Gunnison, CO

8/1/17, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
4H Center, Mt. Sneffles Room (South Room), 22739 US-550, Ridgway

8/3/17, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park Barn, 910 N. 12 St., Grand Junction, CO

8/10/17, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wilkinson Public Library, Program Room, 100 W. Pacific Ave., Telluride, CO

8/14/17, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Montrose High School Cafeteria, 600 Selig Ave., Montrose, CO

8/15/17, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Lake City Community School, Common Space, 614 Silver St., Lake City, CO

8/17/17, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saguache, Meeting Room at Road and Bridge 305 3 St., Saguache, CO

Additional Info

View ARRA’s previous post on the GMUG Forest Plan Revision from June

GMUG Press Release

GMUG Forest Revision Website

For further information, please contact Samantha Staley at samanthastaley@fs.fed.us or at (970) 874-6666.

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