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Public comment sought for first phase of forest management plan

Early research documents contain numerous suggested changes

The first stage of the process to update and revise the Land and Resource Management Plan for the Black Hills National Forest is complete and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is now seeking public comment.

The Forest Plan Revision Draft Assessments are available for viewing and the public comment period is open until August 1.

"The forest plan tells us how we will manage the forests for the next 15 to 20 years," says Scott Jacobson, Public Information Officer.

"People who would like to see the forest managed in a particular way that supports their engagement or involvement have the opportunity t...

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