Prince of Wales: Public Meetings Scheduled for Landscape Level Analysis Project
December 01, 2016
(SitNews) Thorne Bay, Alaska – The Thorne Bay and Craig Ranger Districts are looking for broad input from the public on how National Forest lands on Prince of Wales and outer islands will be managed over the next 10 to15 years. Three open house style public meetings will be held in Prince of Wales Island communities in mid-December.
The Forest Service will incorporate public input into the design of the Prince of Wales Landscape Level Analysis (POW LLA) Project proposal. The purpose of the POW LLA Project is to improve forest ecosystem health on Craig and Thorne Bay Ranger Districts, help support community resiliency, and provide economic development through an integrated approach to meet multiple resource objectives.
The Thorne Bay public meeting is Monday, Dec. 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Thorne Bay Ranger District Conference Room located at 1312 Federal Way.
The Naukati public meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.at the Naukati School library located at 100 Heather St.
The Craig public meeting is Thursday, Dec. 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.at the Craig Tribal Association Building located at 1330 Craig Klawock Hwy.
An official 30-day public comment period began for the POW LLA Project with publication of a Notice of Intent (NOI) to publish an environmental impact statement in the Federal Register.
The NOI was published on November 30. Project information and updates, meeting notices, and documents will be provided throughout the process on the project webpage at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50337. Individuals may also provide comments and sign up for an electronic mailing list at that site.
Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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