On Feb 14, 2020, the Forest Service released the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests proposed plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement for public review, initiating the 90-day comment period. Public involvement opportunities including public meetings, are now being modified based on considerations for employee and public health and safety.
We recognize that there is a need to extend the comment period to accommodate meaningful public involvement. We will be extending the comment period and will publish the extension in the Federal Register when the length of the extension is determined. The situation is dynamic and we appreciate your patience.
As a reminder, all Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Plan Revision open houses planned for March have been cancelled at this time.
We remain committed to public involvement in forest management. Information and presentations from the cancelled open houses will be provided through our website and social media.
We encourage you to visit our website which has a lot of information about the proposed plan, draft environmental impact statement, and any updates www.fs.usda.gov/goto/nfsnc/nprevision.
Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
Public Lands Volunteer
208-237-1008 ext. 2