This was the fifth in a series of Dialogs where we discussed a range of critical issues that affect the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades and people who live, work and recreate there. The Dialogs focus on the future, specifically national forests, providing an opportunity for learning, aligned actions, and understanding different perspectives. The $20 registration includes lunch.
The Forest Service is initiating forest planning in 2012, beginning with the bioregional assessment and a science synthesis. Over the next three years, the Forest Service will develop the bioregional assessment and science synthesis, conduct forest assessments, and then begin forest plan revisions. This dialog session will explore how collaborative planning could occur during forest plan revision. Participants will explore how collaboration is addressed in the planning rule, discuss the role of stakeholders in decision-making, and provide input on a collaborative planning model that each National Forest and its stakeholders could adapt to fit its needs.
During the session, participants contributed by
Identifying opportunities for collaboration during forest plan revision
Providing feedback on collaborative tools
Helping determine the collaborative process for plan revision
Exploring the role of Our Forest Place in the collaborative planning process
2012 Dialogs: March 1 | May 10 | Sept 27 | December 13
Future Dialog Topics:
An All Lands Approach to Fire Protection and Ecological Restoration
Deb Whitall, USDA Forest ServiceUSDA Forest ServiceEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 707-562-8823
We look forward to your participation as the Forest Service continues to work to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations in Region 5.