Upcoming Public Meetings: Willamette National Forest Road Management Discussions

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.


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.

DSC00043 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 mbpeterson@fs.fed.us


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