Rad◦i◦cle: Intro to Timber Sale Comment Writing

Date: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

"Public Comments" are one of the few ways that the public can affect the process of planning timber sales (a.k.a. logging projects) on public land ─ and it can feel a little overwhelming to dive into these bureaucratic processes. This introductory level workshop will help to demystify the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), its requirements around public involvement and the Forest Service's process of assessing the environmental impacts of commercial logging projects.

This workshop is designed and led by Bark Forest Watch committee volunteers Mia and Ashley. Learn more about Forest Watch's work here.

Register for this free training on Zoom here. 


About your presenters:
Ashley Bromberg leads NEPA Comment Writing Trainings for Bark as a volunteer. Through her professional experience preparing NEPA assessments for projects all around the PNW, Ashely understands the varying levels of completeness and detail in these types of documents, and will help us to hold the Forest Service to a high level of accountability for the quality of the information in the preliminary assessment.

Mia Pisano is a Bark volunteer who is experienced in training others on ground-truthing and comment writing. Mia has carried her own individual public comments through to the Objection process on controversial timber sales in the past.

 

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image of a clear cut with a single stump in the foreground, with a ridgeline of conifers against the blue sky