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U. S. Forest Service to hold public meeting
Houston County Courier

The U.S. Forest Service will hold a public meeting to discuss how best to rehabilitate federal lands in the Davy Crockett National Forest burned in the Bearing Fire. The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Little Centerville School cafeteria, 10327 N. SH 94 in Groveton. The Bearing Fire damaged about 500 acres in the Davy Crockett National Forest as it swept across Trinity and Houston counties on June 18 and 19. According to Ranger Gerald Lawrence, the U.S. Forest Service is proposing to commercially remove damaged timber following standards and guidelines in the 1996 Revised Land and Resource Management Plan for the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas. Forest Service employees have assessed damage, conducted field inventories and mapped the damaged areas. Lawrence said those who cannot attend the meeting may leave comments by calling the Ranger office at 936-655-2299, by e-mail at comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us, or by mail at 18551 SH 7 East, Kennard, TX 75847. A letter will be mailed to all who commented detailing the conclusions of the public meeting. For more information, contact Lawrence at (936) 655-2299, extension 225.


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