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  • Annual public event to discuss past, present, and future Medicine Bow Landscape Vegetation Analysis project (LaVA) treatments

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    Annual public event to discuss past, present, and future Medicine Bow Landscape Vegetation Analysis project (LaVA) treatments

    Virtual public workshop to take place May 4.

    (LARAMIE, Wyo.)  April 26, 2022 – The Medicine Bow National Forest will host a virtual public workshop to discuss forest treatments resulting from the Landscape Vegetation Analysis project (LaVA) on Wed., May 4, 2022, at 6 p.m.
     
    This workshop provides an annual public forum to obtain and utilize feedback, based on direction from the project decision.
     
    View the agenda and access the Microsoft Teams Meeting link here.
     
    The LaVA story map feature can be used to provide focus area/treatment proposal feedback before and following the workshop. Feedback helps with generation and refinement of focus areas and treatment proposals.
     
    During the workshop, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service will give planning and project updates, as well as present public and agency-generated treatment proposals. Cooperating agency representatives are also expected to be in attendance.
     
    The workshop will be recorded, with a link available upon request. Those interested in project updates are encouraged to join our mailing list.
     
    The Forest released its’ final Record of Decision and supporting documents for the LaVA project on Aug. 13, 2020.
     
    The LaVA decision seeks to improve forest conditions in the Sierra Madre and Snowy Ranges using a wide range of tools. A maximum of 288,000 acres could be treated, spread over a 15-year period beginning in 2020.
     
    Additional information about LaVA can be found on our website. Notices, links to news articles, and additional resources are available on social media: @FS_MBRTB on Twitter or @FSMBRTB on Facebook.
     
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    Forest Service Shield
    Aaron Voos
    Public Affairs Specialist
    Forest Service
    Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland
    p: 307-745-2323
    c: 970-819-2898
    aaron.voos@usda.gov
    2468 Jackson St.
    Laramie, WY 82070

    www.fs.usda.gov/mbr

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