[Tweeters] Olympic Peninsula Forest Service Workshop, Oct. 11th

Tyler Davis fishingowl at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 12:51:58 PDT 2011

Birdwatching is certainly a recreational activity that should be represented
at the workshop mentioned below, and I figured there are surely some
Tweeters out there who'd be interested!



The Pacific Northwest Research Station (US Forest Service)
invites you to:
*Share Places that are Important to You!*
You are invited to participate in a project to build a series of community
maps of
important places on the Olympic Peninsula.
Residents will share ideas about places that are important for economic
mining), recreational (hunting, fishing, ATV use), family, historic,
spiritual, or other
*Forks Area Workshop*:
Tuesday, October 11
WA Department of Natural Resources
411 Tillicum Lane, Forks, WA
*Please Call (206) 883-5612 to let us know you’ll attend!*
This fall, scientists with the Pacific Northwest Research Station (US Forest
are completing a series of workshops in Olympic Peninsula communities.
Information will be collected by drawing important areas on maps.
Information from the workshops will be shared with federal and state land
management agencies, as well as tribes, counties, cities other organizations
and the
public to inform land management.
*This is your opportunity to share the places you value!*
We are seeking area residents with diverse perspectives. Please contact
Biedenweg (kellybiedenweg at gmail.com) or (206) 883-5612 to learn more about
project and to put your name on the list to attend.
** *http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/about/programs/gsv/uwi.shtml

The Pacific Northwest Research Station (US Forest Service)
*Community Mapping Workshops*
*What is the Community Mapping Project?*
In 2009, the Olympic National Forest requested the Pacific Northwest
(PNW) Research Station to collect information about how residents value
and use lands and resources on the Olympic Peninsula. A series of
workshops were started in 2010 to allow residents the opportunity to
identify places that are important to them. Workshops were completed in
Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Quilcene, Hoodsport, Shelton, and Aberdeen.
Residents participate by drawing on maps the areas that they value and use
and explaining why these places are meaningful.
*What is the Pacific Northwest Research Station?*
The PNW Research Station (www.fs.fed.us/pnw*) *is part of the research
branch of the US Forest Service. It conducts research and provides
scientific information to land managers, policymakers, and citizens to help
people understand and make informed decisions about people, natural
resources, and the environment. The Station has 11 laboratories in
Washington, Oregon, and Alaska and about 405 employees.
*What product do you expect from the workshops?*
The workshops will result in an Atlas, or series of maps that show the areas
that are most important to diverse residents throughout the Olympic
Peninsula. Participants will also share why those areas are important and
how they value the land. This Atlas will be available to the public.
*How will the information be used?*
The information will be shared with planners from federal and state land
management agencies, as well as tribes, counties, cities and other
organizations to inform their land management decisions. Participants will
also receive copies of the compiled information to learn about how
neighboring communities value and use the area.

Tyler Davis
FishingOwl at gmail.com
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