Upcoming Public Meetings: Willamette National Forest Road Management Discussions
Upcoming public meetings where visitors and residents of the North Santiam Canyon can share their thoughts and priorities about road management on the Willamette National Forest and the Detroit Ranger District.
Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014 Time: 10:00 am – noon, Detroit City Hall, 160 Detroit Ave N, Detroit Oregon Presentation at 10:00am, open house continues until noon
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Gates Fire Hall, 140 E. Sorbin, Gates Oregon Presentation at 6:30 pm, open house continues until 8:30 pm.
______________________________________________________________________________________________ Every value that people place on our National Forests touches, at some point, the road system. The Willamette National Forest is working on developing a transportation investment strategy that will be used to guide road management decisions in the future and they want to hear from you.
INTERACTIVE MAPPING TOOL
It’s finally here! An online mapping app/tool that allows you to tell the US Forest Service about the places you like to visit on the Willamette National Forest, available here: http://go.usa.gov/KqGH
This new, innovative tool makes it easy for you to draw right on a map (circling an area, drawing a line, or a specific spot) and tell the Forest Service why that area is important to you. You can also see what areas are important to others; comments and drawings you make can be seen by others – please add your thoughts to the dialogue.
The US Forest Service will use this information to help develop a road investment strategy and identify the roads and special places that are important for maintaining access over time.
They have also updated their website, available here. Check out the latest information. If you have any questions you can contact Matt Peterson, Assistant Recreation Staff Officer at (541) 225-6421 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org