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BRC Land Use Update - Cibola National Forest and Grasslands

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NEW MEXICO - Cibola NF&G Announces Public Meetings on Draft Plan and DEIS

The Cibola National Forest and Grasslands has released the Draft Land and Resources Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Kiowa, Rita Blanca, Black Kettle, and McClellan Creek National Grasslands. The documents have been posted on the Cibola National Forest and Grasslands website: USDA Forest Service - Cibola National Forest All Units NEPA Projects - Kiowa, Rita Blanca, Black Kettle and McClellan Creek NGs Revised Land & Resource Management Plan. Hard copies or CDs are available by calling 505-346-3889.

The public is invited to attend one of the following public meetings, where Forest Service employees will be available to discuss these documents in more detail, answer questions, and collect public comments.

Monday, November 14

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Harding County Community Bldg

557 Wagon Mound Highway

Roy, NM 87743

Tuesday, November 15

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Public Conference Room, New Mexico Gas Company

97 Santa Fe Drive

Clayton, NM 88415

Wednesday, November 16

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Black Kettle and McClellan Creek National Grasslands

Ranger District Office

Intersection of State Highways 47 and 47A

Cheyenne, OK 73628

The public is invited to review the documents, and to provide comments during the 90-day comment period. Comments should be received no later than close of business, December 28, 2011.

Written comments can be mailed or delivered to Cibola National Forest and Grasslands, Attn: Grasslands Plan Revision, 2113 Osuna Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113 or submitted by email to [email protected].

They can also be submitted electronically via the Internet at https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/CommentInput?Project=31418. Comments will be accepted at any of the District Offices, at the Supervisors Office, or at the public meetings.

For additional information, contact Champe Green, Forest Planner, at 505-346-3889 or by email to [email protected].

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Thanks in advance for your support,

Ric Foster

Public Lands Department Manager

BlueRibbon Coalition

208-237-1008 ext 107

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