Friday, September 19, 2014

Sierra National Forest Plans for the Future

Three of California’s national forests – Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo - are in the process of revising their management plans. They are at the leading edge of effort initiated by a U.S. Forest Service ruling in 2012, that encourages the inclusion of additional wilderness areas and coping with upcoming challenges such as climate change and wildfire. U.S. Forest Service officials have been taking public input to help guide decision-makers. One of those public sessions was held earlier this week in Fresno. Pacifica’s Vic Bedoian reports.