Press release from the U.S. Forest Service, shared April 12:

ASHEVILLE — More than 400 people attended the first six meetings held as part of the process for revising the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan. To read the comments submitted during the meetings, visit the plan’s revision webpage:

Thanks to everyone who participated in the public meetings. Collaboration is a keystone to the plan’s revision process.

Comments submitted to the general email inbox or in hard copy (not during the meetings) for the plan’s revision will be compiled and posted as soon as possible. The Forest Service continues to collect comments during the assessment phase, the first phase, of the plan’s revision. The agency would like to receive comments for the assessment phase by April 30.

We want to hear from you. To find out how you can submit your comments, visit:

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