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Northern Arizona federal land managers invite public to 3rd community conversation event

Contact(s): See release

BLM Logonpsfsshield for letterheadsJOINT NEWS RELEASE.


For Immediate Release
June 1, 2018

Public Affairs Contacts:
USFS Coconino National Forest – Brady Smith, 928-527-3490
USFS Kaibab National Forest – Jackie Banks, 928-635-8314
NPS Grand Canyon National Park – Kirby Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
NPS Flagstaff Area National Monuments – Cecilia Shields, 928-526-1157 x7443
BLM Phoenix District – Mariela Castaneda, 623-580-5520

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Federal land managers with the Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management invite the public to attend a community conversation event as part of an ongoing effort to connect with the public and discuss public land issues important to surrounding communities.

Federal land managers will be covering the topic of “Wildfire and the Challenges of Protecting Life, Property, and Watershed Resources,” in this third series of community conversations.

In partnership with the Museum of Northern Arizona, this event will be held in Flagstaff in the Branigar-Chase auditorium at the Museum of Northern Arizona from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13. Seating is limited to about 80 people at this free community event, so if you plan on attending, please register online at https://bit.ly/2H8IYtc.

The following federal land managers will be in attendance and look forward to interacting with the public:

  • Laura Jo West, Coconino National Forest Supervisor

  • Heather Provencio, Kaibab National Forest Supervisor

  • Kayci Cook Collins, Flagstaff Area National Monuments Superintendent

  • Christine Lehnertz, Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent

  • Leon Thomas, Bureau of Land Management Phoenix District Manager

This is a chance for the public to meet face-to-face with the leaders of organizations that manage federal lands in northern Arizona.