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The Forest Service will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed amendment of the Land Management Plans for the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests. The Forest Service proposes to amend the Land Management Plans to change Land Use Zone allocations within select Inventoried Roadless Areas (IRAs) in the four southern California National Forests. The amendment also proposes to change the Land Management Plan monitoring protocols for the four forests.

This joint planning process will maintain the consistent management direction and format across the four Forests. One Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared with a Record of Decision (ROD) for each Land Management Plan.

Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by June 11, 2012. The draft supplemental environmental impact statement is expected November 2012. There will be a 90 day comment period on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement. The final supplemental environmental impact statement is expected June 2013.

The Forest Service will be hosting multiple open house workshops during the scoping period. The content and format of each meeting will be the same. Forest Service staff will be available to answer questions about the proposed action. Maps of the proposed changes will be available for viewing. The meeting times and locations are:Show citation box

May 29, 2012, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 (Hosted by Los Padres National Forest).Show citation box

May 30, 2012, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Angeles National Forest Headquarters, 701 North Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006.Show citation box

May 31, 2012, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Santa Maria Red Cross, 3030 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455 (Hosted by Los Padres National Forest).Show citation box

May 31, 2012, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District Office, 33708 Crown Valley Road, Acton, CA 93510.Show citation box

May 31, 2012, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., San Bernardino National Forest Headquarters, 602 S. Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408.Show citation box

May 31, 2012, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Palomar Ranger District Office, 1634 Black Canyon Road, Ramona, CA 92065.Show citation box

June 1, 2012, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Frazier Park Library, 3732 Park Drive, Frazier Park, CA 93225 (Hosted by Los Padres National Forest).Show citation box

June 5, 2012, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Descanso Ranger District office, 3348 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA 91901.Show citation box

June 5, 2012, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Trabuco Ranger District office, 1147 E. 6th Street, Corona, CA 92879.

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