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Forest Plan Awaits Public Comment – Transylvania County, NC

 

February 13, 2020

The Yellow Mountain Fire Tower in neighboring Nantahala National Forest.

On Monday, the U.S. Forest Service released the long-awaited draft of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan Revision, which has several changes from the current plan, and on Friday the 90-day public comment period begins.

The document is long and complex, and is accompanied by appendices and a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS), which evaluated every possible impact the plan would have on the forests' resources. Officials stress the importance of public involvement in this stage as the finalized plan will be the guiding document for the next 10-15 years of forest management, and the F...



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