BTNF Forest Plan Symposium
The Symposium was an opportunity for everyone who has an interest in the future of our National Forests to learn how to get involved in the Forest Planning process. The event featured a panel of individuals with experience participating in the planning process. They shared what they have learned and answered your questions.
Who are the panelists?
- Dr. Martin Nie, Professor of Natural Resources Policy and Director of the Bolle Center for People and Forests in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana
- James Magagna, Executive Vice president of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association
- Adam Cramer, founding Executive Director and CEO of the Outdoor Alliance
- Randy’L Teton, enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and Forest Service Public Affairs/Tribal Relations Specialist from the Washington DC Office of Communications
- Clancy Jandreau, Water Steward at Blackfoot Challenge who was involved in the Custer-Gallatin forest planning effort as a student in Montana
- Moderated by Dr. Melanie Armstrong, Director of the Ruckelshaus Institute at the University of Wyoming
Why is the Symposium important?
The Forest Plan is the document that provides the overall vision and management emphasis for different areas on the Forest and guides all the decisions made for specific activities. The current Forest Plan for the Bridger-Teton National Forest was approved in 1990 and needs to be updated to better reflect past and future trends in ecological, social, and
economic conditions. Your voice is important.