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The public is invited to attend a virtual informational engagement session about the mature and old-growth forests initiative on Monday, July 24 at 2pm ET. Information will be shared about where we were, where we are, and what is next. The session will be an opportunity for you to share your thoughts, concerns and to ask questions. We value your time and aim to make the 2-hour session informational, interactive, and worthwhile!
To attend, please register for the virtual Zoom meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation with a meeting link.
Several of us attended one today for specific kinds of partners. It was very helpful to understand where the FS is coming from. I’m still confused about how data that is not ground-truthed (not actually true) can be used to make national and regional decisions, but that’s kind of a more epistemological question. Also I’m getting fairly leery of mapping exercieses.. data has confidence intervals associated with it… map colors not so much. Anyway, I think it’s well worth it. It’s also interesting to hear others’ points of view and realize how very different different parts of the country are and how hard it will be for the FS to develop a regional or national policy that makes any sense.