The Carson National Forest is embarking on a multi-year process to rewrite its master plan (aka Land Management Plan). The plan will direct how the forest is managed for the next 20 years with tremendous implications for water, wildlife, wildlands and recreation. The plan will determine where logging, road-building, and energy development is allowed, and which wild and other special places will be protected.

Part of the plan development process is to potentially recommend areas for future wilderness designation. It’s important that the Forest Service hear from citizens that you support more wilderness on the Carson National Forest, and hear about specific places that merit a wilderness designation.

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a meeting where they will discuss which areas of the forest could be recommended for wilderness and be managed to conserve their undeveloped, wildland character. It’s imperative that the Forest Service hear from the public that conserving wildlands is important. Please come to this meeting to show the Forest Service that you support wilderness and conserving the Carson National Forest.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, June 29th from 3:00 – 5:00 at the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Meeting Room (118 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM  87571).

This is your chance to speak up in support of wilderness on the Carson National Forest.

Also, we are holding a pre-meeting at 2:00 pm at the Kit Carson meeting space where we’ll be covering a few things in advance of the meeting with the Forest Service.

Please come to this meeting to show the Forest Service that you support wilderness and conserving the Carson National Forest.

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