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Forest Service Planning Rule: National Forum

The Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition (COSC), OMNI Institute and Meridian Institute

Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EST)

Washington, DC

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PLEASE NOTE: The time has changed for the meeting.  The meeting will last from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on March 10, 2011. 

The Proposed Forest Service Planning Rule was released on February 10, 2011.  A National Forum hosted by the Meridian Institute and the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, will be held on March 10, 2011 at the Renaissance DuPont Hotel, at 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC to:  

·         Provide stakeholders an in-depth understanding of the Proposed Rule.

·         Continue to build a foundation for collaboration when the final rule is implemented.

The Proposed Rule, DEIS, and other supporting documents are available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule.  Additional information on the public engagement process is available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/planningrule/collab.

In addition to the National Forum in Washington DC, forums will be held in each Forest Service region. For a list of regional forums, links to additional information or to register, visit  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/planningrule/forums.

Scholarship funding will be available for a limited number of individuals who could not otherwise afford to attend the National Forum.  For more information and to apply, go to http://www.nationalforests.org/conserve/learning/planning-rule-travel-assistance.

The Forum presentations will be web-cast live at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/planningrule/forums and posted at the same location online following the meeting.  

If you plan to attend the event or to view it by live streaming video, we welcome suggestions for questions you'd like discussed.  Questions can be posted to the  Planning Rule Blog or sent to questions@merid.org.         

Any questions you would like answered are welcomed.  Those raised by Friday, March 4, will have the most likelihood of being addressed during the forum.

 If you have questions concerning special needs or to request sign language interpretation, contact Holly Dobson at 970-513-8340 x204 or at hdobson@merid.org by March 2, 2011 

To register for the National Forum, please click on the orange “Register” button above and enter your information.   

Have questions about Forest Service Planning Rule: National Forum? Contact The Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition (COSC), OMNI Institute and Meridian Institute

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Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
1143 New Hampshire
Washington, DC 20037

Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EST)


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