MONTE VISTA, Colo. – The Rio Grande National Forest will hold four public meetings during the first two weeks of November. The purpose of the meetings is to provide an update on the status of the forest plan revision and to share information about draft assessments.
 
Each meeting is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by an open house where people will be able to interact with specialists to discuss specific plan revision topics. The meetings are scheduled for:
 
Wednesday, November 4, at the Saguache County Road and Bridge Building, 305 3rd Street, Saguache.
 
Thursday, November 5, at the South Fork Community Building, 254 State Highway 149, South Fork.
 
Monday, November 9, at San Luis Valley Conservancy District Office, 623 Fourth Street, Alamosa.
 
Thursday, November 12, at the North Conejos School District board room, 17890 Highway 285, La Jara.
 
The forest plan is the overarching document that guides all management decisions and activities on the entire Rio Grande National Forest, including activities such as preservation of cultural and historic resources, grazing, timber production, recreation, wildlife management, firewood cutting and gathering of special forest products.
 
For more information, visit the Rio Grande National Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/riogrande  and click on the forest plan revision link or contact Mike Blakeman at the Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 719-852-5941.