San Bernardino, CA, May 1, 2012, 8:00am  – Forest Service officials are seeking public comments on a Proposed Amendment to the Land Management Plans for the four Southern California national Forests, incuding the San Bernardino Forest. The Proposed Amendment would modify the existing land use allocations in selected roadless areas to include more back country non-motorized and recommended wilderness areas. An alternate monitoring framework is also proposed. This Proposed Amendment to the Land Management Plan is part of the Settlement Agreement approved January 3, 2011, in two cases brought against the United States Department of Agriculture. The San Bernardino National Forest will host an open house to present specific information about what the Proposed Amendment means locally.  Forest Service staff officers will be available to answer questions, and maps of the proposed changes will be available for viewing. The meeting for the San Bernardino National Forest is scheduled for May 31, 2012, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at San Bernardino National Forest Headquarters, 602 S. Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408. The public is encouraged to get involved in the process. The comment period closes on Monday June 11, 2012.

For further information, or to send comments, contact Project Manager Bob Hawkins via e-mail:

Send written comments to:

Cleveland National Forest
10845 Rancho Bernardo Road
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92127-2107

ATTN: LMP Amendment

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