KETCHIKAN, Alaska–Three open houses are planned in Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan, Alaska to share information with the public about the progress being made on the Proposed Forest Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, and to provide opportunity for the public to comment on the Draft Plan Monitoring Program.
City Date and Time Location
Juneau, AK January 26, 2015 USDA Forest Service
5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Juneau Ranger District
Admiralty National Monument Conference Room
8510 Mendenhall Loop Road
Juneau, AK 99801
Sitka, AK January 28, 2015 Harrigan Centennial Hall (Rousseau Room) 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. 330 Harbor Drive
Sitka, AK 99835
Ketchikan, AK February 2, 2015 Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. 50 Main Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901
The Tongass National Forest is working to complete an amendment to the Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan (forest plan) by August 2016. The scope of the plan amendment is focused to accomplish a transition to young growth management and to make renewable energy development more permissive on the Tongass. The Tongass National Forest Draft Plan Monitoring Program is available for public review and located at http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/tongass/landmanagement/planning.
The public notice was delayed slightly but will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, Jan. 23.
For more information about the meeting, contact the Project Manager for the Forest Plan Amendment Susan Howle at 907-228-6340 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.