MARIPOSA GAZETTE 8-1-19 California group surveys forest

Aug 1, 2019

California group surveys national forest areas, urging people to comment about future plans

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View from on high

Staff writer

Shown is the contrast of an area behind El Portal where the 2013 Rim Fire was halted by a fire break. Photo by Andrew ChambersIn the next two months, Californians will be able to comment on a once-a-generation management plan by the U.S. Forest Service that serves to protect, monetize and improve local forests and waterways.
This may seem like just another bit of bureaucratic paper, but it’s a big deal; this plan will affect the Mariposa community for up to two decades.