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Workshop on forest engagement planned Oct. 16

‘How to get involved with your forest’

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on September 28, 2017 5:08PM


In an effort to increase awareness on how to engage with management of the Malheur National Forest, the public is invited to a workshop focusing on “how to get involved with your forest” from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Grant County Regional Airport, 72000 Airport Road, John Day.

The interactive workshop will open with a brief presentation on public input opportunities related to public lands management on the forest, along with an overview of some of the challenges and sideboards of public lands management.

Following the presentation, the focus of the workshop will be on current opportunities for public engagement with the forest, including opportunities to volunteer on special projects and partner with the forest to accomplish shared goals. Discussions will also highlight procedures on how the public can best interact with the forest to explore project ideas, express concerns about a proposed project, how to initiate a partnership and other topics attendees are interested in.

Workshop attendees are invited to bring Malheur National Forest project examples that they are interested in learning more about.

Vernita Ediger, Ph.D., will facilitate the conversation. Forest Service personnel and others that have successfully worked with the Malheur National Forest will be in attendance to provide insight to the discussions.

RSVP to NEPA Planner Sasha Fertig by calling 541-575-3061 or be emailing sashafertig@fs.fed.us.



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