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U.S. Forest Service Announces Public Input Opportunity for Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers Evaluations in Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests

The U.S. Forest Service has announced a new round of public meetings and a new opportunity for public input in its evaluations of lands that may be suitable for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System, in the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest. They must also identify eligibility of rivers for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

In late October, the Forest Service will share the proposed methods for the wilderness and wild and scenic river evaluation steps coming next, and a few samples of how that methodology could be applied to both evaluation processes. They are asking for constructive feedback on our draft evaluation questions; and for information you know about the areas and rivers that can inform the evaluations.

Evaluation materials will be available on the web in late October and the Forest Service is hosting two public meetings in November.

Upcoming Public Meetings

*Sessions will provide the same content. Please attend the session that is most convenient for you.

November 9, 2015
Tartan Hall
26 Church St.
Franklin, NC 28734


November 16, 2015
Mountain View Room,
Kimmel Arena
University of NC Asheville
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28801

Meetings are open to the public.

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