The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (NFAB) August meeting is a day-long field trip to help members become informed about Black Hills National Forest issues as they relate to US Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth's four priorities: catastrophic fire; invasive species; loss of open space; and unregulated off-road vehicle travel management.
Scheduled for Wednesday, August 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the meeting is open to the public. Members of the public may attend any part of the meeting but are advised that the agenda involves off-highway travel with numerous stops between Rapid City and Sturgis, SD. Those attending the meeting should come to the Rapid City Civic Center west parking lot, 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd., at 8 a.m.
The day will include travel on roads requiring vehicles with high undercarriage clearance, and members of the public will need to provide their own transportation and food. Those planning to attend should call Gwen Ernst-Ulrich at 605 673-9209 by the close of business on Monday, August 18, 2003.