How will you attempt to improve communication of land management goals and practices in the future, how do you sell it to the public?

How will you attempt to improve communication of land management goals and practices in the future, how do you sell it to the public?

How will you attempt to improve communication of land management goals and practices in the future, how do you sell it to the public? Answer: Land Between The Lakes is working with the Advisory Board to develop a collaborative process that engages members in learning about and advising the Area Supervisor on land management goals and practices. We will also work together to develop ways to effectively communicate with and inform the public. At our September meeting, we shared with board members about what is in the Plan and answered questions on what type of management could take place in…
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What will be the Advisory Boards role in relation to changes in land management and its effects on recreation and environmental education?

What will be the Advisory Boards role in relation to changes in land management and its effects on recreation and environmental education?

What will be the Advisory Boards role in relation to changes in land management and its effects on recreation and environmental education? Answer: The Advisory Board will be more engaged on advising the Forest Service about the concerns of those individuals that they represent on land management planning. They can inform the Forest Service on who may need to be brought into a discussion concerning proposed management activities and how to better outreach to individuals and groups. Members of the Board can also be a good source for sharing information. The Forest Service is working hard to shift to plain…
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Public Listening Session 3

Public Listening Session 3

Editor’s Note: The following notes come from a listening session/meeting we held with members of the public. The notes were supplied by a third party professional; we submit these notes without changes except to fix name spellings. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] Thank you. Jan Bush Land Between The Lakes Listening Session Notes Stewart County Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center June 16, 2015 6:00-8:30pm Welcome: Jerry Mayes (facilitator) welcomed the approximately 180 attendees and thanked everyone for attending tonight’s meeting.  He announced that this is the 2nd public meeting and 3rd informational meeting that the…
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Questions from the Public

Questions from the Public

Q&A Index Scroll down for links to notes and Q&A's. June 23, 2015 Dear Friends, It is my hope to be transparent in our management practices at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. We want to collaborate with you, members of the public and our partners, to make Land Between The Lakes the best it can be for our visitors, gateway communities, and our region. We will be answering questions originated from the various discussions, listening sessions, and meetings we held with members of the public and our partners. This Q&A Index will provide links to these questions and…
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Forest Management Update

Forest Management Update

  Dear Friends, In a conference call on Tuesday, we met with the Forest Service Washington Office and Congressional Staffers from Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and Congressman Ed Whitefield’s offices. I shared our plans with them of how we will move forward with our Forest Management. I want to also share them here with you. We are working with our Regional and Washington Offices to modify our existing timber sales. We will be adding “buffer zones” to address visuals along Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway. We have a better understanding now of visual importance to our visitors. In…
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