WNCA Ecologist Bob GaleJoin us for Macon/Jackson Green Drinks, Tuesday  Feb. 19  for a presentation on U.S. Forest Management Revisions to the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forests

There will be a brief presentation by Bob Gale, public lands director with WNCA, on the upcoming series of USFS public meetings for Forest Management Plan (FMP) revisions to the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests. The FMP is revised every 10-20 years, and dictates the management and protection (or lack of) for special recreational, biological, scenic, and historic areas of the forests. Public comment is a critical component for assessing the current state of these national forests.

Following the Green Drinks program and Bob’s presentation, we encourage attendees to walk over to the Forest Service Meeting held at Tartan Hall (0.2miles away) Following are the details for the Nantahala National Forest Meeting:

Nantahala National Forest, Feb. 19 , 6-8 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Tartan Hall, 26 Church St., Franklin

The Forest Service is in the process of compiling information to include in the Trail Strategy document which will guide future trail management projects and inform the Plan revision process.  The Forest Service will present the key elements of this draft Trail Strategy document at the Feb. 19 meeting.

Green Drinks meets on a monthly basis, and is co-sponsored by the WNC Alliance and the WENOCA chapter of the Sierra Club. These gatherings are open to the general public. For more information, contact Bill Crawford at wgcrawford@hotmail.com or 828-524-2280.

Programming: 5:15 p.m.

Location: Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub in downtown Franklin

58 Stewart St. Franklin