Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

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Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

Post by Water » December 30th, 2018, 6:14 pm

The last day to object to this is tomorrow (Monday the 31st) I believe. To re-iterate if you did not make a comment on the initial plan in the spring you are screwed and wasting your time to do this, basically. You are better served to contact your elected representatives about this.

Preferred place to enter objection to plan, along with instructions:
https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/P ... ject=50578

Draft Decision Notice:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/nfs/11558/www/n ... 483291.pdf

Final Environmental Assessment:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/nfs/11558/www/n ... 483294.pdf

All Consolidated Comments
https://www.fs.usda.gov/nfs/11558/www/n ... 302318.pdf
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Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

Post by Guy » February 5th, 2019, 10:09 am

So I got this in my e mail today anyone else?

Good morning,

We received an objection letter from you during the administrative review period for the Central Cascades Wilderness Strategies Project.

We would like to offer some opportunities to meet with the Forest Supervisors (John Allen and/or Tracy Beck) to discuss the issues you raised with the proposed decision.

If you are interested, please make a choice for the most convenient location and we will try to schedule 30 to 45 minutes meetings within the timeframe listed.

Please reply to this email and provide your full name and phone number as well.

Note: There will be an opportunity for objectors to attend an Objection Resolution meeting with the reviewing officer, which in this case is the Deputy Regional Forester. The Pacific Northwest Regional Office will be notifying you of that opportunity.


February 11, 2019

10:00 – 12:30

Deschutes National Forest Headquarters, Bend, Oregon

February 11, 2019

2:00 – 4:00

Sisters Ranger District, Sisters, Oregon

February 12, 2019

10:00 – 12:00

Springfield Interagency Office, Springfield, Oregon

February 15, 2019

10:00 – 12:30

Deschutes National Forest Headquarters, Bend, Oregon

February 15, 2019

2:00 – 4:00

Sisters Ranger District, Sisters, Oregon
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Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

Post by Bosterson » February 5th, 2019, 11:21 am

I got one of those too. Unfortunately, all the scheduling options are far from here on weekdays. No way I'd be able to go to one. :roll:
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Post by Guy » February 5th, 2019, 11:35 am

Bosterson wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 11:21 am
I got one of those too. Unfortunately, all the scheduling options are far from here on weekdays. No way I'd be able to go to one. :roll:
Same problem here, but they probably know that!
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Post by retired jerry » February 5th, 2019, 11:39 am

same here

all locations are in Bend or Sisters

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Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

Post by Aimless » February 5th, 2019, 12:35 pm

except for one in Springfield, OR - basically Eugene + a couple of miles

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Post by jessbee » February 5th, 2019, 3:24 pm

Yep, I'll be scheduling a meeting since I live in Bend. You should each demand a phone or Skype meeting since I bet most of you live in the Portland area. Or request they take a visit to Portland!
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Post by Bosterson » February 6th, 2019, 5:20 pm

jessbee wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 3:24 pm
You should each demand a phone or Skype meeting since I bet most of you live in the Portland area. Or request they take a visit to Portland!
I emailed Beth Peer, the Forest Service special projects coordinator who sent the email, and asked if they would do a Portland session. She said not a lot of people from Portland filed objections with them and that I was the first she'd heard from. She offered to do a conference call with me. So anyone from here who did object should email back to them if you want to have your voice heard.
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Post by jessbee » February 7th, 2019, 5:15 pm

Bosterson wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 5:20 pm
I emailed Beth Peer, the Forest Service special projects coordinator who sent the email, and asked if they would do a Portland session. She said not a lot of people from Portland filed objections with them and that I was the first she'd heard from. She offered to do a conference call with me. So anyone from here who did object should email back to them if you want to have your voice heard.
Wow, I wonder what "not a lot of people" is. I call bs on that.

I'm scheduled to meet with them on Monday.
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Post by jessbee » February 11th, 2019, 2:06 pm

So I attended my meeting today. There were only 44 objections filed.

44.

This is out of the several hundred people who initially sent in a comment. That's discouraging.

So if you live in Portland and can't get in to a meeting, *please* request a phone meeting.

There is also an official meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 26 with an objections officer (you should have received an email). Teleconference options will be offered. Put it on your calendar!
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