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    ACTION ALERT:

    ATTENTION NWTF MEMBERS

    National Forest Plan Revision Update

    We previously encouraged all NWTF members to get involved with the revision of the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests Land and Resource Management Plan. While the first meeting stage of the process is complete, comments and other input will be accepted until mid-December.

    It is still early in the process so now is the time to have the voices of sportsmen and conservationists heard.

    Tell the USDA Forest Service how you use public land:

    Wildlife viewing
    Hunting
    Fishing
    Camping
    Hiking
    Ask to USDA Forest Service to consider the following points for wildlife:

    Support habitat and focal area recommendations from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission
    Keep all of the forest open for wildlife management (except for congressionally mandated areas, such as wilderness and Inventoried Roadless Areas)
    Focus on restoring young forests and meet goals specified for new growth habitat as recommended by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission
    Ensure conservation efforts focus on golden-winged warbler, cerulean warbler, wood thrush, ruffed grouse, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, elk, woodcock and diverse bird species.
    Open forest stands by thinning to benefit wildlife
    Promote use of prescribed fire to establish wildlife habitat and reduce wildfire threat
    Ensure all habitat management tools are available to all areas of national forest for completion of projects
    Comments or questions about the plan revision or process can be sent by email to:

    NCplanrevision@fs.fed.us

    Hard copies of comments can be mailed to:

    National Forests in North Carolina,
    Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Revision,
    160 Zillicoa St. Suite A,
    Asheville, NC 28801.

    For more information about plan revision, visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/nfsnc/nprevision.
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