On Monday, March 9, 2015 at 6 p.m. at La Pine High School, 51633 Coach Road in La Pine, the Forest Service is hosting a public values mapping exercise that will guide planning for the proposed Ringo Project.
The 30,000 acre Ringo Project area is centered on Ringo Butte, extending close to Wickiup Reservoir to the north and Highway 58 to the south and is located in both Deschutes and Klamath counties. It is home to a variety of wildlife and plant species including habitat for bald eagles, northern spotted owls, Oregon spotted frogs and big game. It borders private forest land on the east and encompasses the community of Wickiup Acres.
The exercise will map public values in and around the project area and those public values will inform the Forest Service’s planning for the project. The exercise will consist of a brief Forest Service presentation followed by the public engaging in a series of value assessments.
If people have any questions about the values mapping exercise, the project or are unable to attend the meeting but are interested in the project, they should contact Michelle King, Crescent Ranger District Environmental Coordinator at 541-433-3216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.