Forest Service Begins To Update Plan To Manage Area National Forests

The U.S. Forest Service is about to turn the page on how they manage more than 24 Million acres of forest in Western Oregon and Washington and Northwestern California. The original Northwest Forest Plan took effect in 1994 and 30 years later it’s in need of an update. The focus is on five key areas: wildfire resilience, climate change adaptation, tribal inclusion, sustainable communities and conservation of old growth ecosystems and biodiversity. An informational webinar is Thursday from Noon to 1:30PM. Details are at