Friday, November 09, 2012

Cibola Forest Officials Seek Your Input

For the first time in almost three decades, the Cibola National Forest is revising the main operating plans for its Sandia, Mountainair, Magdalena and Mt. Taylor ranger districts. The U.S. Forest Service, which operates Cibola, is inviting public input in the revisions. Cibola is operated by the U.S. Forest Service. It is one of eight national forests revising land management plans to include public input. The hope is to provide stronger protection for forests, water and wildlife while supporting rural economies. Officials said the public will be involved in all stages of the process. Native American tribal consultation and coordination is also a priority as is that of other local governments. "These forests will demonstrate straight out of the gate what we've been talking about in terms of collaboration, said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. The other national forests revising plans include the Nez Perce-Clearwater in Idaho, the Chugach in Alaska, El Yunque in Puerto Rico and the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra in California...more

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