Press release from the U.S. Forest Service, shared March 8:

MARION — The next public meeting conducted as part of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision process will be Tuesday, March 12 in Marion, N.C. The event will take place at McDowell Technical Community College, Room 113, 54 College Drive, from 6-9 p.m.

Revision of the Plan will take approximately three to four years to complete. When completed, the plan will guide management of the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests for approximately 15 years.

Collaboration is the keystone for revising the plan. Public input and collaboration throughout the revision process will help ensure that the plan meets the needs of the wide variety of stakeholders who enjoy the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests each year.

This week, more than 70 people gathered for the plan revision meeting in Murphy, N.C.

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