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Public Comment Open For Forest Draft EIS

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The U.S. Forest Service has begun the 90-day public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Forest Plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests.

During this time, the USFS is holding public meetings, tribal forums and a webinar to engage with the public in discussions about these documents. Everyone is welcome to attend these events.

Please take note of these updates:

· Sequoia National Forest Public Meeting Venue change: The location for the Aug. 3 public meeting on the Sequoia National Forest has changed to the Double Tree Bakersfield (Hilton), located at 3100 Camino Del Rio Ct., Bakersfield, CA 93308

· Public Webinar Registration: If you plan to attend the public webinar scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, from 12 to 1:30 p.m., you need to register online in advance of the webinar. You can do so via this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7694478403371813122

· Species of Conservation Concern lists: Corrected species of conservation concern lists have been posted to the project website: http://tinyurl.com/r5earlyadopters

For more information about these forest plan revisions, visit the project website: http://tinyurl.com/r5earlyadopters

Public Meeting Schedule: June – August 2016 — Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests Draft EIS and Draft Forest Plans

June 13: 6 to 8 p.m.

Cerro Coso Community College

101 College Pkwy, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Parking: Free

June 14: 6 to 8 p.m.

Cerro Coso Community College Eastern Sierra Campus

4090 W Line St, Bishop, CA 93514

Parking: Free

June 15: 6 to 8 p.m.

Sequoia National Forest Service Forest Supervisor’s Office

1839 South Newcomb Street, Porterville, CA 93257

Parking: Free

June 16: 6 to 8 p.m.

Clovis Memorial Veterans Hall

808 4th Street, Clovis, CA 93612

Parking: Free

June 22: 6 to 9 p.m.

California State University Northridge, University Student Union

Thousand Oaks Room 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

Parking fees: http://www.csun.edu/csun-maps

June 23: 5 to 8 p.m.

El Pueblo Historical Monument

125 Paseo de la Plaza, Pico House, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking fees: http://elpueblo.lacity.org/GeneralInformation/Parking/index.htm

June 28: Public Webinar (12 – 1:30 p.m.)

Register on-line prior to webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7694478 403371813122

June 29: 6 to 9 p.m.

Fort Mason, Gallery 308 2 Marina Blvd #308

San Francisco, CA 94123

Parking fees: 1 hour: $2; 2 hours $5; 3 hours $7; 4 hours $10

August 1: 6p-8p

Cerro Coso Community College

101 College Pkwy, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Parking: Free

August 2: 6 to 8 p.m.

Cerro Coso Community College Eastern Sierra Campus

4090 W Line St, Bishop, CA 93514

Parking: Free

August 3: 6 to 8 p.m.

Double Tree Bakersfield (Hilton)

3100 Camino Del Rio Ct., Bakersfield, CA 93308

Parking: Free

August 4: 6 to 8 p.m.

Clovis Memorial Veterans Hall

808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612

Parking: free

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