Date(s) - 04/08/2015
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
With the goal of soliciting input and feedback on Restoration projects and on the Reforestation Project, the Forest encourages the public to attend the planned workshops and open houses. The Restoration Workshop will engage the public in discussing needs and concerns regarding Restoration of the fire affected landscape, and offer an overview of Rim Fire Restoration actions since the fire.
The Reforestation Workshop and Open House will have the Forest Interdisciplinary Team that developed the proposed action available to answer questions/concerns and receive feedback on the proposed action.
Location information is as follows:
Public Meeting on Restoration – March 31 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Best Western Plus, Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center – 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA.
Reforestation Technical Workshop – April 8 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Tuolumne County Emergency Operations Center, 18440 Striker Ct., (off of Tuolumne Rd), Sonora, CA.
Reforestation Open House – April 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Tuolumne County Emergency Operations Center, 18440 Striker Ct., (off of Tuolumne Rd), Sonora, CA.
Nearly 158,000 of the acres burned in the Rim Fire occurred on the Forest with roughly 98,049 acres burning under moderate to high-severity conditions. With the help of an engaged community, an Environmental Assessment on Hazard Tree removal and an Environmental Impact Statement on salvage recovery were accomplished in record time allowing for some of the first steps of recovery – removal of some of the hazards that kept the forest closure in place, restricting public access.
The Reforestation Project currently has a proposed action available for public input/official comment until April 13. Reforestation can begin once the Environmental Impact Statement has been completed and the Record of Decision has been signed. June of 2016 is the estimated completion date for both of these items.
In order for us to better accommodate your needs, PLEASE RSVP if you will be attending one or all of these meetings. For questions, concerns or if you have special needs related to involvement in meetings, please contact Rebecca Garcia, STF Public Affairs Officer at: email@example.com or (209) 532-3671 extension 244.