Under a new proposal, the United States Forest Service (USFS) is seeking to do away with 98% of the cases where the public would be able to comment and participate in project (timber harvesting, road building, etc.) scoping and design under the National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA.
NEPA is not well understood and something we often take for granted; but it is absolutely critical. It is the means by which the public and conservation groups provide input and oversight to our federal land managers. We must maintain a properly functioning NEPA so we are not kept in the dark and to ensure that Forest Service lands are being managed for the greatest public benefit.
In this episode, I speak with Mary O'Brien of the Grand Canyon Trust for clarity and context. *** Please make your voice heard! Head on over to www.ourforestsourvoice.org Deadline is August 12th. Tell the Forest Service that you value NEPA and it must not be compromised.***