Forest Service schedules workshops for new National Monument

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The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management will host four Sand to Snow National Monument collaborative workshops in July. The first will be July 13 in Yucaipa.

The workshops will provide an opportunity for information sharing between the public, Forest Service and BLM about the Sand to Snow National Monument. President Barrack Obama established Sand to Snow National Monument on Feb. 12, 2016.

This 154,000-acre monument extends from BLM-managed lands on the Sonoran desert floor to an elevation of 11,500 feet in the San Gorgonio Wilderness of San Bernardino National Forest.

These workshops will be the first of many public outreach events. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss what they value most within Sand to Snow National Monument for the agencies to consider as the monument planning process begins.

Below are the dates and locations for the four workshops:

Wednesday, July 13 (5-7:30 p.m.)                      Thursday, July 14 (5-7:30 p.m.)

Yucaipa Community Center                                      Big Bear Discovery Center

34900 Oak Glenn Road                                            40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38

Yucaipa                                                   Fawnskin

Tuesday, July 19 (5-7:30 p.m.)                             Thursday, July 21 (5-7:30 p.m.)

Yucca Valley Community Center                             Miracle Springs Resort and Spa

57090 Twentynine Palms Highway                        10625 Palm Drive

Yucca Valley                                              Desert Hot Springs

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