Carson National Forest Comments Submitted by Amigos Bravos and WELC
Carson National Forest - Forest Plan Revision
Joint Comments Submitted for Nov. 20 Deadline
The Carson National Forest is developing a new Forest Plan, the guiding document for managing the forest’s water, wildlife habitat, and wildlands for the next 15 years. The plan also guides where energy development, mining, and logging will be allowed. Thank you to those who sent in a comment by the November 20th deadline to let the Forest Service know that you would like to see special protections for headwater wetlands in the final plan!
The final joint comments submitted by Amigos Bravos and Western Environmental Law Center can be found HERE.
Amigos Bravos is asking the Forest Service to protect and prioritize restoration in all of the eight identified Carson Wetland Gems. These gems were identified as priority wetlands through a detailed assessment of all wetlands on the Forest. Wetlands are critical in providing resiliency in the face of climate change by slowly discharging cold water throughout the growing season and by providing critical flood control during extreme storm events. For an interactive PDF exploring our Wetland Gems visit: http://amigosbravos.org/on-the-ground-restoration
While the recommended deadline for submitting scoping comments has passed, the Forest Service will still accept comments for several more weeks. Please click here http://amigosbravos.org/take_action/letter/26 to send in a comment of your own. Make sure to add a personalized message or story about how you use and love the Carson Forest before you hit send!
For more information on the Carson Forest Plan Revision, visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/carson/landmanagement/planning/?cid=stelprdb5443166