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March 2020

Morganton, NC: US Forest Service Draft Plan Public Meeting

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Foothills Conference Center, 2128 S. Sterling St.
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
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This is an opportunity to talk with US Forest Service specialists about aspects of the national forests you care about and to learn what is proposed for the management of these lands for the next 10-15 years. MountainTrue staff and members will also be on hand to discuss our own analysis of the draft and priorities we hope public comments will address. We hope to see you there!

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CANCELED – Asheville, NC: US Forest Service Draft Plan Public Meeting

March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NC Arboretum Education Center, 100 Frederick Law Olmstead Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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This is an opportunity to talk with US Forest Service specialists about aspects of the national forests you care about and to learn what is proposed for the management of these lands for the next 10-15 years. MountainTrue staff and members will also be on hand to discuss our own analysis of the draft and priorities we hope public comments will address. We hope to see you there!

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Brevard, NC: US Forest Service Draft Plan Public Meeting

March 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transylvania County Public Library, Brevard, 212 South Gaston Street
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
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This is an opportunity to talk with US Forest Service specialists about aspects of the national forests you care about and to learn what is proposed for the management of these lands for the next 10-15 years. MountainTrue staff and members will also be on hand to discuss our own analysis of the draft and priorities we hope public comments will address. We hope to see you there!

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April 2020

Live Online Info Session on the Draft Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan

April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

On April 7, MountainTrue will host a virtual presentation and discussion during which Josh Kelly, MountainTrue’s public lands biologist will present the organization’s analysis of the draft management plan and the environmental impact statement for the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests. Please join us to share your own perspective on the draft plan and discuss your priorities with us.

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Sierra Club: Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Revision Plan

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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On April 9, Sam Evans, lawyer with the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Josh Kelly, public lands biologist with MountainTrue, will discuss the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Revision Plan as released by the U.S. Forest Service on Feb. 14, 2020. The release of the plan initiates a 90-day public comment period. This meeting offers attendees the opportunity to submit comments after hearing Evans’ and Kelly’s presentation. Evans and Kelly will discuss the content of the Forest Revision Plan and will provide…

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Forest Plan Info Session: Water Quality

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar–online

Join us to hear Callie Moore, MountainTrue’s Western Regional Director, present the organization’s analysis of specific water-related issues in the draft management plan for the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests. Register to receive access to the webinar.

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May 2020

Public Policy Network Forest Plan presentation

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar–online

Public lands field biologist, Josh Kelly will be doing a live reprise of his April 7 webinar of MountainTrue's perspective on the draft Nantahala Pisgah Forest Management Plan for the Public Policy Network's regular May meeting. Also included will be tips and information about how the public can positively influence the final version.  The webinar is free of charge and you do not have to be a member of PPN to register for the webinar.

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Forest Plan Info Session: Management Areas

May 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar–online

Join us to hear Josh Kelly, MountainTrue’s Western Field Biologist, examine the various types of management areas proposed within the draft management plan and environmental impact statement for the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests. Allocation of these areas determines what types of activities can happen in various parts of the forest. Register to receive access to the webinar.

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June 2020

Forest Plan Info Session: Invasive Species

June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar–online

There are various plants, insects, and other invasive species that threaten the biodiversity and overall resilience of our forests. Join us on June 2, for a webinar during which Bob Gale, MountainTrue’s Public Lands Director and Ecologist, will look more closely at how the draft management plan for the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests proposes to address and manage invasive species. Register to receive access to the webinar.

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Forest Plan Panel Discussion: Recreation

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar–online

Join us for an online panel discussion via Zoom during which our staff and select guest speakers will explore issues of interest in the draft management plan for the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests for recreation users such as mountain bikers, horseback riders, hikers, and paddlers. The speakers will discuss the plan alternatives and what they hope will end up in the final management plan. Please register in advance to submit questions for our panelists beforehand. We will also leave time during the session for live Q&A with the audience using the chat feature.

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