Sequoia National Forest

The Giant Sequoia National Monument Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Management Plan

President Clinton visits the giant sequoia where he signed the Proclamation The Giant Sequoia National Monument (Monument) is a publicly owned treasure in California's southern Sierra Nevada. The Monument's diverse geologic formations, ecosystems, and human history hold unique opportunities for public education, scientific study, and recreation. The Monument covers 328,000 acres of the Sequoia National Forest.

The comment period has been extended to December 3rd. The Giant Sequoia National Monument Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Management Plan are still available for your review and comment.

Please visit this portal (website) and register to comment on the DEIS and Management Plan, access all its features, and to receive automatic notifications when documents are posted. Supporting documents are also available there, as well as on this webpage.

Three documents are available for your review: Volumes 1 and 2 of the DEIS, and the Draft Management Plan. Sections of these documents, in .pdf file format, are listed to the right.

The 90-day comment period ran from August 6 to November 3, 2010. It has been extended to December 3, 2010. Your comments are appreciated and important. Please submit your comments during this period so they can be considered in developing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Management Plan.

Public meetings were held as follows:

Another meeting of the Science Review Panel was also held on Tuesday, October 12, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Visalia Convention Center. We hope you will continue to participate in this phase of our collaborative planning process for the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Map Description

The maps available here were created using Geographic Information System (GIS) layers and are available in large format. Eleven large maps are included exactly as they were printed and mailed in the map packet for the DEIS. The maps included in the map packet for the Draft Management Plan contain the same information as these, so they are not repeated on this website.

These large maps are in color and are designed to be printed on a large format plotter. They are in PDF format and are viewable and printable with Adobe Acrobat Reader. The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader should be used to view these maps. It is available at the website link below. If you are having problems viewing the maps, be sure to install the latest version of the Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free and may be downloaded from: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html.




 
 
 
 
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