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EVENT: Public Meetings for Sierra Forest Plans in Bakersfield and Clovis, August 20 and 21

The public has until Sep. 26 to submit written comments in response to the Sierra and Sequoia National Forest draft plans that were recently released.

But the first opportunity to learn more about how the Forest Service intends to manage 2.1 million acres of some of the iconic landscapes in the southern Sierra Nevada will occur at public workshops in Bakersfield on August 20 and in Clovis on August 21. This is once in a lifetime opportunity to help determine the future management of the public lands that provide wild places for outdoor recreation, clean water for cities and farms, and a refuge for many sensitive, threatened, and endangered plants and animals.

You can expect to receive from a comprehensive email alert from CalWild in plenty of time to submit written comments by the Sep. 26 deadline. But for now, please take advantage of this important first opportunity to show your support for protecting wild public lands by attending one or both of these workshops. The Forest Service will summarize each plan and then provide an opportunity to ask questions with resource specialists. The agency will also provide forms to submit written comments at the workshop, providing you the opportunity to share some of our coalition’s key talking points, which you can read here.

Sequoia National Forest Meeting

August 20, 5:30-8:30pm

The Station by Kern County Fire Fighters, 7900 Downing Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93308

Sierra National Forest Meeting

August 21, 5:30-8:30pm

Clovis Veterans Memorial Building, 808 4th street in Clovis CA. 93611