NW Forest Plan Advisory Committee Meeting, April 16-18, Weaverville, CA 

FYI, plan watchers….

Northwest Forest Plan Federal Advisory Committee’s  Next MeetingApril 16-18 in Weaverville, California 

PORTLAND, Ore. (Mar. 26, 2024) – The Northwest Forest Plan Area Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) will meet April 16-18 at the Redding Rancheria Trinity Health Center, 81 Arbuckle Court, Weaverville, California. This will be the fourth meeting for the Federal Advisory Committee to provide the Forest Service with recommended updates for the Northwest Forest Plan Amendment.     

The Secretary of Agriculture established this committee to support ongoing efforts to amend the Northwest Forest Plan. The Federal Advisory Committee brings together representatives with diverse perspectives, experiences and expertise — including community, tribal, government and other interest groups from across the Northwest Forest Plan landscape to inform the plan amendment.  

This group is helping the agency identify ways to effectively conserve key resources while considering social, ecological, and economic conditions and needs.  

FAC meetings are open to the public with an opportunity to submit comments. Details on meetings, including how the public can provide information to the committee is posted on the regional website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r6/landmanagement/planning/?cid=fseprd1076013.

The Federal Advisory Committee does not replace the public involvement process or the public’s opportunity to engage directly with the Forest Service regarding Northwest Forest Plan amendment efforts during the planning process.  

The Northwest Forest Plan covers 24.5 million acres of federally managed lands in northwestern California, western Oregon, and Washington. It was established in 1994 to address threats to threatened and endangered species while also contributing to social and economic sustainability in the region. After nearly 30 years, the Northwest Forest Plan needs updated to accommodate changed ecological and social conditions.  

Additional information about the Northwest Forest Plan: www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r6/landmanagement/planning/?cid=fsbdev2_026990

Federal Register Notice: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/

For more about USDA Forest Service, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/r6.

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