Durango, CO (April 5,
2005) - Community Study
Groups are meeting again this month in Durango, Pagosa Springs, and
Cortez to help the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in
identifying issues to be studied in a joint long-term planning effort,
which began in January. The study groups will meet on a monthly basis
this winter and spring to help the agencies identify potential changes
in existing management direction. The schedule for the next meetings is
Members of the Dolores San Juan Plan Revision Community Study Group are
reminded that their next meeting will be 7 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in
Koko’s Conference Center at the Holiday Inn in Cortez.
Members of Columbine San Juan Plan Revision Community Study Group will
meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the FLC Ballroom, Durango.
Members of the Pagosa San Juan Plan Revision Community Study Group are
reminded that their next meeting is 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in the
Pagosa Junior High Library.
Meetings are facilitated by the Fort Lewis College Office of Community
Services, with USFS and BLM staff on hand to offer information about
specific landscapes and management issues. The two federal agencies
work together in southwestern Colorado to jointly manage 2.5 million
acres of National Forest and BLM land. The joint-planning process will
produce plans to guide management of these public lands for the next 10
to 15 years.
For more information, visit http://ocs.fortlewis.edu/forestplan
or call (970) 247-7468.