Second virtual public meeting on Reyes Peak Forest Health Project scheduled for July 20

Contact(s): Andrew Madsen (805) 895-0841


Los Padres National Forest officials today announced that the next virtual public meeting for the Reyes Peak Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project will be held on Monday, July 20, at 12:30 pm on Adobe Connect. Members of the public who are interested in learning more about this project which is designed to minimize the impacts from insect and disease infestations as well as wildfires are encouraged to participate in the virtual meeting. 

This will be the second virtual public meeting for this project and will provide another opportunity for interested parties to hear directly from project managers and ask questions about the project. A third virtual public meeting will be scheduled prior to the close of the scoping period August 14. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person public meetings for this project could not be safely conducted.

The scoping period was extended to allow for additional public comments from individuals and groups interested in collaborating with the Forest on this project to protect Pine Mountain and Reyes Peak from the devastating impacts of drought, insect and disease infestation, and catastrophic wildfire. To learn more about the project and the proper way to submit a comment, visit Los Padres National Forest’s Reyes Peak Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project page at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58012. The public is encouraged to visit the project area to get a better idea of the need to act to protect this treasured landscape from further impacts.

Anyone wishing to participate should log into the virtual public meeting via Adobe Connect to access the audio and video feeds for this meeting. Participants are encouraged to log into the meeting early to troubleshoot any technical issues, as some devices will require you to either download the Adobe Connect Application or additional software prior to being able to join the meeting. The link to the meeting is https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/dv-500/.

This meeting will be 90 minutes long and will include a brief overview of the project, rationale for why the work is critical for enhancing habitat and forest health, allow for input, questions and answers. We look forward to seeing you July 20.





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